I would like to say something to the effect "if you are not (too) busy", but I would like to sound more neutral. This is why I chose "if you have time" but I am not sure if it sounds right in English in the following sentence:

It would be lovely to see you if you have time.

  • That looks good.
    – Daniel
    Jun 13, 2013 at 19:47
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    It sounds fine to me, too. If you want to make it even more neutral (putting the arrangements on both of your shoulders), you could say, "It would be lovely to see you if we can arrange a time."
    – JLG
    Jun 13, 2013 at 20:18
  • It looks fine to me too.
    – BobRodes
    Jun 29, 2013 at 16:36
  • You may also say "if you have the time"
    – John Feltz
    Oct 28, 2016 at 15:55

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Yes, "if you have time" is perfectly normal English. I suppose there's an implied "...to spare".

  • Does it right? : If you have time by chance, please blah blah.
    – Dr.jacky
    Nov 28, 2017 at 6:31
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    "If you have time by chance..." sounds a little odd to me (British English), but grammatically I can't see anything wrong with it and it's perfectly understandable. I'd be more likely to say "if you happen to have time...".
    – digitig
    Jul 16, 2020 at 0:40

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