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    offer or suggestion ?

    "Do you want to listen to the radio ?" Is this an offer or a suggestion or maybe both ?

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    Re: offer or suggestion ?

    Isn't an offer always a suggestion?

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    Re: offer or suggestion ?

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    Isn't an offer always a suggestion?
    Yes, if we don't think of other meanings of the word "offer". But I think that a suggestion is not always an offer. Somebody asks:"Do you want to listen to the radio?". If she/he is willing to help you find a radio or lend you her/his radio then I would consider it an offer. But if she says afterward:"Then let's go to pub and listen to the radio!" then it would not be an offer in my opinion.

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    Re: offer or suggestion ?

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    ................"Then let's go to pub and listen to the radio!" then it would not be an offer in my opinion.
    This isn't an offer? Contrariwise, this is exactly an offer.

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    Re: offer or suggestion ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Khosro View Post
    Yes, if we don't think of other meanings of the word "offer". But I think that a suggestion is not always an offer. Somebody asks:"Do you want to listen to the radio?". If she/he is willing to help you find a radio or lend you her/his radio then I would consider it an offer. But if she says afterward:"Then let's go to pub and listen to the radio!" then it would not be an offer in my opinion.
    Other than "offer" and "suggestion" it could also be an "invitation". it depends on the context.

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