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    #1

    lower vs. reduce

    Hello everyone,

    I'd like to ask which word (lower or reduce) is more appropriate in the sentence:

    The bank lowered/reduced mortgage rates by 0.7% and increased car loan rates by 0.6%.


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    Re: lower vs. reduce

    Quote Originally Posted by KLPNO View Post
    Hello everyone,

    I'd like to ask which word (lower or reduce) is more appropriate in the sentence:

    The bank lowered/reduced mortgage rates by 0.7% and increased car loan rates by 0.6%.
    I often hear both, KL.


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    #3

    Re: lower vs. reduce

    Yeah, they both sound fine to me, too.

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    #4

    Re: lower vs. reduce

    Please, could I say "The bank put the mortgage rates down by 0.7% and..."?
    Thanks.

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