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    Question 'Offer' and 'Sale'?

    Could anyone please tell me the difference? Is it just the fact that 'offer' is a British usage?

    Many thanks.

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    Re: 'Offer' and 'Sale'?

    I'm not a teacher***

    on offer British English for sale for a short time at a cheaper price than usual: Lean minced beef is on offer this week.

    on sale especially American English available to be bought at a lower price than usual: These gloves were on sale for only $9.

    for sale available to be bought: Excuse me, are these for sale?

    buy something in a sale: I bought both pairs of shoes in a sale.

    Sources: Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, Longman Dictionary of Common Errors

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