I'm generating some text that on a website that informs the user when a specific event is scheduled to take place. The temporal information is always relative to the current point in time, e.g. 2 days ago or a week from now. In all cases (past, present and future), could I use the static prefix Scheduled for (...)?


Scheduled for a day ago.

Scheduled for 2 weeks ago.

Scheduled for a month from now.

Scheduled for now.

If this is not the proper phrasing I'm welcoming any prefix suggestions that would make more sense =)

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Let me suggest some improvements:

  • ... scheduled for yesterday.
  • ... scheduled for two weeks ago - See here.
  • ... scheduled for a month from now - Exactly one month? maybe "scheduled for about a month from now" would be better.
  • ... scheduled for now - Though correct, may be ambiguous. When is "now"? This minute? This hour? Maybe 10 minutes ago?. "... scheduled for 10:00 a.m." may be better.
  • Aside your suggestions, would you in general say that "Scheduled for [some time] ago/from now" is correct phrasing?
    – Double M
    May 15, 2017 at 14:06
  • @DoubleM: yes, it is correct.
    – Lior Kogan
    May 15, 2017 at 14:08
  • Thanks, you made some excellent points and I will incorporate them in my project +1
    – Double M
    May 15, 2017 at 14:09

IMHO it would be much clearer to say:

The event was scheduled to take place [two days ago].

Or perhaps (depending on the type of the event):

The event was scheduled to occur [two days ago].

  • I agree, but in this case the phrase needs to be as concise as possible; the meaning can easily be derived from its context (it's rather clear when you see it). Thanks for pointing it out though.
    – Double M
    May 15, 2017 at 19:01

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