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    Default Invoice

    "X will pay the sums charged to it within 10 days."

    Could one replace "charged" with "invoiced"?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Invoice

    I can't see why not.

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    Default Re: Invoice

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I can't see why not.
    Hi M.Tdol,

    I would like to know if when you write "can't" is it formal and an informal style.

    It is just a question because I am not an English and some people say me that it is better to writte all words.

    Give me your opinion.

    Thank in advance.

    Bye

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    Default Re: Invoice

    In formal language, we would write cannot, and with other such forms, we would use two words- must not, should not, etc. In informal writing it's fine to use can't. On most forums, people don't write formally; they tend to write something that is between speaking and formal writing- it follows the rules of grammar, but is relaxed about things like contractions, but not about the sort of abbreviations found in text messages because they can be difficult to read in texts longer than a few words.

    PS If you want to ask a separate question, please start a new thread because it can get very complicated when there are a number of different questions in the same thread.

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    Default Re: Invoice

    Thanks.

    It's clear for me now.

    Bye,

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