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    Using these 2 words

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    What is the different of using these 2 words?
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    Re: Using these 2 words

    Quote Originally Posted by Anus View Post
    Reduce/Decrease
    What is the difference in usage of these 2 words?
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    Here's an example to start you off:

    He reduced the price by ten dollars. Correct.
    The price has been reduced by ten dollars. Correct.
    The price has decreased by ten dollars. Correct.
    The price has reduced by ten dollars. Not really used in BrE (I don't know about AmE with this one.)

    Please reduce the price. Correct.
    Please decrease the price. Incorrect.

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    Re: Using these 2 words

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Here's an example to start you off:

    He reduced the price by ten dollars. Correct.
    The price has been reduced by ten dollars. Correct.
    The price has decreased by ten dollars. Correct.
    The price has reduced by ten dollars. Not really used in BrE (I don't know about AmE with this one.)

    Please reduce the price. Correct.
    Please decrease the price. Incorrect.
    Thanks for your advice.

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    Re: Using these 2 words

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Here's an example to start you off:

    He reduced the price by ten dollars. Correct.
    The price has been reduced by ten dollars. Correct.
    The price has decreased by ten dollars. Correct.
    The price has reduced by ten dollars. Not really used in BrE (I don't know about AmE with this one.)

    Please reduce the price. Correct.
    Please decrease the price. Incorrect.
    Well, I'm not a teacher but as far as I know in the US they just removed the has and it should be like thisThe price reduced by ten dollars. instead of The price has reduced by ten dollars. Not really used in BrE (I don't know about AmE with this one.)


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