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    bargain the fee

    A lawyer quoted his consultancy fee for $50,000 and he agreed to reduce to $40,000. Is it natural to say" I negotiated the lawyer fee from $50,00 to $40,000"?

    Is it wrong to say "I bargained the lawyer fee from $50,00 to $40,000?

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    Re: bargain the fee

    I'd use

    I negotiated the lawyer's fees from $50,000 down to $40,000
    Bargained does not work as well for me.

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    Re: bargain the fee

    You could say "I struck a bargain with the lawyer and got his fee down to $40,000." That does, however, suggest that you gave him something or did something for him in return for the reduced fee.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: bargain the fee

    You could say you bargained him down to $40,000 or you negotiated it down to $40,000.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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