What's the proper response to this

Linda: "Let's meet outside the library."
Lucy: "____"

A. Is 6.30 all right?

B. Yes, let's do it

C. How about meeting again?

D. I'd like to go to the library

A and B both sound fine to me but which one is correct? :D

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  • I don't understand, are you suggesting C and D are also possible responses? – Enilorac Apr 20 '16 at 14:41
  • B is the answer the test wants you to reply with. Linda is making a suggestion to Lucy. First, Lucy needs to agree if she wants to meet outside the library. A is ambiguous, (OK, I'm being persnickety here but test books are all like this) is it 06.30 in the morning or 18.30 in the late afternoon? We don't know for sure. – Mari-Lou A Apr 21 '16 at 9:55
  • A common response to this is "It's a date". As to your suggestions: A and B sound alright, C not so much, and D is a bit weird. – Laura Aug 25 '16 at 19:10

In regular spoken dialogue, both A and B would be standard. Answer A implies that Lucy has agreed to meet at the library, and is now asking if they can meet at 6:30. Answer B is explicitly agreeing to meeting. I see no problem with either answer. Answer C doesn't sound quite right, but truthfully, answer D seems plausible as well.

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    Perhaps it's just me, but D implies but not to meet you. ;-) – Peter K. Apr 20 '16 at 16:37
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    It definitely could! – N. Adair Apr 21 '16 at 17:38

All except "C" make sense. "C" would make sense if it was "How about somewhere else," but, "How about meeting again," doesn't make sense in this context.

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