reschedule your appointment

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #153 [color=blue]“Dialogue Practice: Making a Dentist Appointment”, question 10

Secretary: No problem. And, if something comes up between now and Thursday, please call us and we will your appointment for a more convenient time.

(a) reschedule
(b) redo
(c) reload
(d) return

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #153 [color=blue]“Dialogue Practice: Making a Dentist Appointment”, answer 10

Secretary: No problem. And, if something comes up between now and Thursday, please call us and we will reschedule your appointment for a more convenient time.

Correct answer: (a) reschedule
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redo and reschedule mean very similar to me, what is the difference in using them in this context?
thanks…

reschedule = change the time of a planned event/appointment.
Redo would not be used in this context.
redo = do something again, possibly in a different way (also redecorate a room)

Hi Saneta,

As I’m sure you know, the prefix ‘re’ suggests repeating the action of the verb. ‘Redo’ means simply that - do something again. In the context of the test sentence, the purpose of rescheduling isn’t to do the appointment again but to replace the existing time of the appointment with a new time.

Alan