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Is there any difference between these two sentences?
-Thank you for taking your time out of your busy schedule.
-Thank you for taking (the)time out of your busy schedule.
A personal response, rather than one backed up by any authority.
For me, taking one's time implies working (too) slowly, as in:
He took his time about approving my application, so I got it in too late.
Therefore I would not say the words of your first example. I feel I could say either:
Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule. or:
Thank you for taking (the)time out of your busy schedule.
I think I would usually drop the definite article.