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    Discount Is on/on

    Special discount is on selected items.

    Or

    Special discount on selected items.

    Which one is correct?

    Thanks
    Last edited by sxldv; 07-Jul-2016 at 10:37.

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    #2

    Re: Discount Is on/on

    Neither is correct.

    A special discount has been applied to selected items.
    Selected items have been specially discounted.

    There is no reason to capitalise "discount" in your sentences. In addition, remember that every sentence must end with a punctuation mark.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 07-Jul-2016 at 07:43. Reason: Fixing minor typo.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Discount Is on/on

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Neither is correct.

    A special discount has been applied to selected items.
    Selected items have been specially discounted.

    There is no reason to capitalise "discount" in your sentences. In addition, remember that every sentence must end with a punctuation mark.
    My post has been edited. Can you see it again? And which sentence is correct? Thank you.

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    Re: Discount Is on/on

    Wasn't it you that posted a very similar question a few days ago and were given several thorough explanations of the answer to your question?

    PS: Yes it was. I suggest you read the responses to "5 hotels in or are in". The answer is the same.
    My question to you stands. Do you know what a verb and a sentence are?
    Last edited by Raymott; 07-Jul-2016 at 10:57.

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    Re: Discount Is on/on

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Wasn't it you that posted a very similar question a few days ago and were given several thorough explanations of the answer to your question?

    PS: Yes it was. I suggest you read the responses to "5 hotels in or are in". The answer is the same.
    My question to you stands. Do you know what a verb and a sentence are?
    I found an advertisement like this "Special discount 30% on selected items?". For that sentence, Do we need to be? like this "Special discount 30% is on selected items"

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    Re: Discount Is on/on

    No. That is not a sentence; it's an advertisement. It could be a sign. It does not need a verb any more than a sign saying "SALE!" does.
    When you see some written words, you need to work out what they are for. Not every piece of writing is a sentence.

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    Re: Discount Is on/on

    I don't much like the advertisement wording either.


    30% off selected items
    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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