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    Correct use of the word "procure"

    Dictionary meaning of the word Procure is to obtain.

    Keeping this in mind, can i say "Forms will be procured in September"(to mean that forms will be made available in the month of September).

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    Re: Correct use of the word "procure"

    Quote Originally Posted by sdpegasus View Post
    Keeping this in mind, can i I say "Forms will be procured in September"(to mean that forms will be made available in the month of September).
    No. Procuring/obtaining them is not the same as making them available.

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    Re: Correct use of the word "procure"

    After the forms are made available (perhaps by an office), other people can obtain (procure) them.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Correct use of the word "procure"

    In BrE 'procure' is rather formal and/or has the idea of obtaining with some difficulty.

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    Re: Correct use of the word "procure"

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    In BrE 'procure' is rather formal and/or has the idea of obtaining with some difficulty.
    I agree. Many companies have a "procurement officer". This person's job is to get hold of stuff which, presumably, is not simple enough for any old employee to obtain.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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