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    deduced or reduced ?

    which one is correct use for the following sentence?

    Please find attached the debit note for your payment. USD30.00 service charge has deduced / reduced from the cost.

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    Re: deduced or reduced ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoe2008 View Post
    which one is correct use for the following sentence?

    Please find attached the debit note for your payment. USD30.00 service charge has deduced / reduced from the cost.
    Please find attached the debit note for your payment. USD30.00 service charge has been deducted from the cost. I think this is what you are trying to say.

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    Re: deduced or reduced ?

    Yes, it should be deducted. Deduce means logically discover, and reduce means lessen, not remove.

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    Re: deduced or reduced ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoe2008 View Post
    which one is correct use for the following sentence?

    Please find attached the debit note for your payment. USD30.00 service charge has deduced / reduced from the cost.

    It could also be written like this " Please find attached the debit note for your payment. The final amount has been reduced in the amount of the USD30 service charge.
    However, this is a little more cumbersome.

    I am not a teacher.

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