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    Question How to understand "hold" in this sentence? Does it make sense this way?

    hi all my teachers
    1.What is "hold" mean in below sentence, do the native spearker usually use it this way? Can i have alternative options to substate "hold"
    2.Is it necessary to add "BE" before the word, override?
    Thanks in advance
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    Please send me a rough estimate on this scheme of design. We would not HOLD you to the estimate, your official quote would (BE) override

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    Default Re: How to understand "hold" in this sentence? Does it make sense this way?

    Correct the word "substate" to "substitue".

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    Default Re: How to understand "hold" in this sentence? Does it make sense this way?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_000 View Post
    hi all my teachers (unnecessary)

    1.What does "hold" mean in the sentence below? Do the native speakers usually use it this way? Yes, we do.

    Can I please have alternative options to substitute "hold"? '...keep you to the estimate'/'consider the estimate final'.

    2.Is it necessary to add "BE" before the word 'override'? No - but you need to edit your sentence as shown below.

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    Please send me a rough estimate on this scheme of design. We would not HOLD you to the estimate; your official quote would (BE) override it.
    Mark, you don't need to send a new post to correct a mistake.

    Click on the Edit Post button, make your corrections and then click Save.

    Rover

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    Default Re: How to understand "hold" in this sentence? Does it make sense this way?

    Thank you very much, Rover
    I am very glad to have your help on both grammer explain and appllication in forum
    One more question,“...keep you to the estimate'/'consider the estimate final'
    why not it should "be consider the final estimate"

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    Default Re: How to understand "hold" in this sentence? Does it make sense this way?

    It means

    'We would not consider the (rough) estimate (to be the) final (one)'.

    Rover

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