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    Lightbulb save vs. save on?

    What is the difference between save and save on?

    When I change the save to the phrase save on, my friend got what I meant ultimately, I have no idea does that makes any difference? What I want to say is to save money on printing fees (unnecessary to pay the fees), but my friend changes it to save on money.

    THANKS,

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    Re: save vs. save on?

    Hello Zoey,
    Your friend should have left your sentence alone.

    You save money.
    You save money on printing fees.
    If you have a car with good gas mileage, you save on gas.
    But you don't "save on money."
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 26-Nov-2013 at 09:30. Reason: Typo
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: save vs. save on?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Hello Zoey,
    Your friend should have left your sentence alone.

    You save money.
    You save money on printing fees.
    If you have a car with good gas mileage, you save on gas.
    But you don't "save one money."
    Typo alert! Change "one" to "on"

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    Re: save vs. save on?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Typo alert! Change "one" to "on"
    Already edited on Barb's behalf before I saw your post.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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