can the abbreviation for "Schedule" be used for "scheduled"?

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I read in writing explained.org that "schedule" can be abbreviated as Sched or Skd.

Can these abbreviations be used for "Scheduled"? (as in a task scheduled for 5.30pm)

Any suggestions for abbreviations for Scheduled will be greatly appreciated

KansaiRobot

Posted 2018-04-12T08:48:59.263

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I don’t know where you read that, but I’d avoid using “Skd” for schedule or scheduled. It doesn’t seem to be very prevalent.

– J.R. – 2018-04-12T08:53:51.077

I found it here https://writingexplained.org/english-abbreviations/schedule

– KansaiRobot – 2018-04-12T09:10:01.213

1I have been reading and writing English for about 40 years, and I don't think I have ever once seen schedule abbreviated as "Skd". It might be in use only within certain fields. – stangdon – 2018-04-12T12:23:12.110

1Not all dialects of English pronounce the word "schedule" with a /k/ sound. For that reason, a BrE speaker might not recognize "Skd" even in context. – Canadian Yankee – 2018-04-12T13:28:20.640

@CanadianYankee wow, how do british pronounce schedule? (interested) – KansaiRobot – 2018-04-13T01:32:26.353

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Basically, "shed-jule". The Cambridge dictionary has some sound clips.

– Canadian Yankee – 2018-04-13T02:17:18.920

Answers

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"Sched." could be used for scheduled. Almost any word can be abbreviated by shortening it, given sufficient context, but ask yourself is it really important to save those few letters.

Any form of abbreviation will harm readability. The word "scheduled" appears as part of a sentence. I can't see much benefit in writing (for example) "meeting sched. at 4:30". I wouldn't use the abbreviation as part of a paragraph.

I've never seen skd as an abbreviation, even though I pronounce the word as skedule. It would seem to be even less likely where shedule is the pronunciation.

James K

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