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    angelene001 is offline Member
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    Default shipment, sending, delivery

    I would like to write about disadvantages of buying things through the Internet but I've got a problem with these words.

    Probably the best word would be "delivery".
    I have to pay for the delivery.

    Would "sending" work in this context?
    Prices are reasonable but you have to pay for sending.

    I feel that there should be an object after "sending", so:

    Prices are reasonable but you have to pay for sending items you ordered.

    Does a reader understand that in this sentence I mean that a person who is to received something ordered online has to pay for sending items to him/her by a seller?

    What about "shipment"?
    Prices are reasonable but you have to pay for the shipment.

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    Default Re: shipment, sending, delivery

    Use delivery or shipment. Sending does not work IMO.

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    Default Re: shipment, sending, delivery

    Or "shipping"
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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