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    potential vs. prospective

    Could somebody please explain the difference in meaning between a "potential client/tenant" and a "prospective client/tenant"? Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: potential vs. prospective

    Please give us full sentences to work with.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: potential vs. prospective

    OK: I've got an appointment with a prospective/potential client next week.
    (I've learnt that 'prospective' is the correct expression here and 'potential' a German false friend, but I've got the impression that 'potential' crops up in similar contexts in English texts now. So I've been wondering whether I was wrong all along and 'potential' is just as fine in these kinds of sentences.)
    Last edited by Julie17; 30-Nov-2015 at 11:26.

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    Re: potential vs. prospective

    I see no real difference in meaning between the two words.

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