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    Buy vs Shop

    Hello,

    Can we use the verbs "shop" and "buy" indistinctly?

    For instance: Can I shop a car?

    Thank you

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    Re: Buy vs Shop

    Quote Originally Posted by ratóncolorao View Post
    Can I shop a car? No
    You shop for something = go to the shops in order to buy it

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    Re: Buy vs Shop

    Quote Originally Posted by ratóncolorao View Post
    Hello,

    Can we use the verbs "shop" and "buy" indistinctly?

    For instance: Can I shop a car?

    Thank you
    No, you can buy a car or you can "shop for a car" (I wouldn't use it, but it is used).

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    Re: Buy vs Shop

    I wouldn't use it either- it's not wrong, but buying a car isn't the same as buying a pair of shoes. I think it's too big a purchase to use shop for.

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