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    Smile cut/leave/take NT500 dollars offf

    We have an exchange student from Germany, and he wants to buy a laptop here before he goes back home. I helped him to ask about the price of a certain mode of ASUS, and the boss quoted/offered NT57,500 dollars for the laptop. I suggested he should cut/leave/take the NT 500 dollars off. That is, we try to make it a deal at NT 57,000 dollars.

    I find it hard to say the above because it's not my field. Correct me if there is anything wrong. Thanks.


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    Re: cut/leave/take NT500 dollars offf

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    We have an exchange student from Germany, and he wants to buy a laptop here before he goes back home. I helped him to ask about the price of a certain mode of ASUS, and the boss quoted/offered NT57,500 dollars for the laptop. I suggested he should cut/leave/take the NT 500 dollars off. That is, we try to make it a deal at NT 57,000 dollars.

    I find it hard to say the above because it's not my field. Correct me if there is anything wrong. Thanks.

    cut off the price


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    Re: cut/leave/take NT500 dollars offf

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    We have an exchange student from Germany, and he wants to buy a laptop here before he goes back home. I helped him to ask about the price of a certain mode of ASUS, and the boss quoted/offered NT57,500 dollars for the laptop. I suggested he should cut/leave/take the NT 500 dollars off. That is, we try to make it a deal at NT 57,000 dollars.

    I find it hard to say the above because it's not my field. Correct me if there is anything wrong. Thanks.
    Usual business usages:

    The boss "quoted" ....

    I suggested he "take off" ...

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    Re: cut/leave/take NT500 dollars offf

    Thanks, svartnik and Anglika.


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    Re: cut/leave/take NT500 dollars offf

    Just a clarification on the use of 'cut':
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    - cut the price by NT500 dollars
    - cut NT500 dollars off the price
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    Your sentence did not use the word 'price' (as in the second example above), and without the word 'price', I would prefer 'take' in your sentence -- not 'cut'.
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    I also agree with Anglika's suggestion to use the subjunctive:
    I suggested he take the NT 500 dollars off.
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