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    Question Following is a threat or a warning?

    Hello Teachers,

    I want to know if the following sentence is a kind of warning, threat, or a notification?

    "If you do not reply by Friday. You'll be charged 20 USD persistence fee per week."

    Thank you.

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    Re: Following is a threat or a warning?

    Quote Originally Posted by bozdar View Post
    Hello Teachers,

    I want to know if the following sentence is a kind of warning, threat, or a notification?

    "If you do not reply by Friday, you'll be charged a 20 USD persistence fee per week."

    Thank you.
    Without knowing the details, it could also be called a reminder notice. What persistence is that about? Persistence for non-payment? In which case, it can be called a penalty for late payment.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: Following is a threat or a warning?

    I want to know what a persistence fee is, too.

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    Re: Following is a threat or a warning?

    Note the error in the construction of a question in your title. It should have read "Is the following a threat or a warning?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Following is a threat or a warning?

    The issuer would call it a notification. If these are the terms of the agreement or contract, it is not a threat, however unwelcome the news may be to the person receiving it. When such things are sent out as warnings, they often have a red border and say warning on them.

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