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    enquiry / inquiry / request

    As far as I know the main difference between enquiry and inquiry is that the first one is BrE whereas the latter is AmE.

    My question is a bit more detailed. I have an example which I am not certain about.

    Rental enquiry or rental request


    Which one is used more often in a subject heading of a letter? Or is there even a better suggestion than those two?

    Thank you for your help!

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    Re: enquiry / inquiry / request

    For me, an enquiry and a request are different things.

    Rental enquiry: "Can you tell me if the apartment is available to rent for the whole of October?"
    Rental request: "I would like to book the apartment for the whole of October."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: enquiry / inquiry / request

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowcake View Post
    As far as I know the main difference between enquiry and inquiry is that the first one is BrE whereas the latter is AmE.
    We use both in BrE- an enquiry is small, like asking the price of something, and an inquiry is a detailed investigation.

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