Hello, everyone,

Which of these sentences sound normal and are less ambiguous?

1. The next day of hearing has been fixed as July 20, 2019.

2. The next day of hearing is fixed as July 20, 2019.

3. The next day of hearing has been fixed for July 20, 2019.

4. The next day of hearing has been fixed on July 20, 2019.

5. The next day of hearing is fixed for July 20, 2019.

6. The next day of hearing is fixed on July 20, 2019.

Thanks.

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Hi, Ahmad,

In this context, "fixing" refers to the action of setting or establishing a certain date for something to take place.

Therefore, the present perfect is much better than the present simple, which expresses a state or condition.

The preposition "as" is never used, so that rules out option (1). Between (4) and (5), (5) is preferred because (4) is ambiguous: July 20, 2019 may be understood as the day when the date of the next hearing was defined, or as the day when the next hearing is scheduled to take place. By the way, I would say just "hearing," not "day of hearing":

5'. The next hearing has been fixed for July 20, 2019.

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