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  1. swed1
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    word use

    Can you tell me when you should use enquiry and when inquiry

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    Re: word use

    Hello swed1,

    enquiry and inquiry are exactly the same. It doesn't matter which one you choose

    Best wishes,
    Dany

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    Re: word use

    I wouldn't say they are exactly the same in british English. In American English, I believe 'inquiry' is generally used, but in British English, an 'enquiry' is usually smaller than an 'inquiry'. If I phone a company and ask about prices, that would be an 'enquiry', but when it is more of an investaigation, then it is an 'inquiry', IMO.

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