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    Caterer/Distributor/Supplyer/Provider/Purveyor

    I'm not quite sure about which the differences are between those words. In which case each of them should be used ?

    Thanks in advance, teacher.

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    Re: Caterer/Distributor/Supplyer/Provider/Purveyor

    Go to:

    Dictionary.com

    enter each word in the search box and all will be revealed. Also it is supplier, not supplyer

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    Re: Caterer/Distributor/Supplyer/Provider/Purveyor

    A caterer is a business that provides food service for another.
    A supplier is a business that provides a particular item at an agreed upon price.
    A provider provides goods and services at a price.

    Generally speaking, a distributor buys things from wholesalers and sells them to retailers.

    A purveyor is pretty much the same thing as a provider or supplier.
    ~R

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    Re: Caterer/Distributor/Supplyer/Provider/Purveyor

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
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    A provider provides goods and services at a price.

    ...
    A collocation you're very likely to meet when using the net: an ISP is an Internet Service Provider.

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    Re: Caterer/Distributor/Supplyer/Provider/Purveyor

    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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