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    How would you interpret this sentence?

    She has no schedule.

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    Default Re: schedule

    You first.

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    Default Re: schedule

    What do you mean?

    I don't know what exactly the sentence means, so I asked the question.

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    Default Re: schedule

    It means that in the time period we are talking about, she has not planned any activities, nor has anyone assigned her anything, so she is free to do whatever is necessary, whenever convenient.

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    Default Re: schedule

    So to you it doesn't really sound the same as 'She has time now/She is free now'? Does it sound a bit more specific?

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    Default Re: schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by Taka View Post
    So to you it doesn't really sound the same as 'She has time now/She is free now'? Does it sound a bit more specific?
    No, it doesn't mean "She has time/is free now". If anything it's rather more vague than it is specific.

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    Default Re: schedule

    If she has no schedule now, then it can certainly mean she is free now. It really depends on context.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abaka View Post
    If she has no schedule now, then it can certainly mean she is free now. It really depends on context.
    If she has nothing scheduled for now, she could be free.

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    Default Re: schedule

    Aha. "She has nothing scheduled now" is of course the careful way to say it. But "she's got no schedule", with the "now" implied, is common enough if a little sloppy.

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    Default Re: schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by Taka View Post
    How would you interpret this sentence?

    She has no schedule.
    It's impossible to interpret without more information/context.

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