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    Question about time of delivery

    Is it correct question to a customer:
    "What term do you want to receive those goods?"

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    Re: Question about time of delivery

    Quote Originally Posted by Pierce111 View Post
    Is this a correct question to a customer:

    "What time do you want us to deliver those goods?"
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    Re: Question about time of delivery

    On what terms do you want to receive those goods?

    It could be a question about terms and conditions of delivery/receipt.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Question about time of delivery

    Pierce, are you asking about time or terms of delivery?

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    Re: Question about time of delivery

    Thanks for correcting my mistake with "a quesion" but I still don't grasp why ther must be "a". At the moment when I write my post I know what question I want to submmit for checking. So this is defined "question". Is there any rule that would explain why I should use "a" in this case?

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    Re: Question about time of delivery

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Pierce, are you asking about time or terms of delivery?
    I am asking about time but not about the hour but date. For example the client will answer that he wants those goods to be delivered on 4 of September after noon. Question "What time ..... " looks like asking about hour. In my language we ask about "term" which means date and as I checked in dictionary one of the meanings of "term" in English is also date.
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    Re: Question about time of delivery

    Quote Originally Posted by Pierce111 View Post
    I am asking about time but not about the our but date. For example the client will answer that he wants those goods to be delivered on 4 of September after noon. Question "What time ..... " looks like asking about hour. In my language we ask about "term" which means date and as I checked in dictionary one of the meanings of "term" in English is also date.
    In British English 'term' does not normally mean 'date'. You need to ask, "What date do you want us to deliver those goods?" If you use the word 'term' your British customer will not understand.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 17-Aug-2013 at 20:54. Reason: fixing typo

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