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    "gate receipts" / "ticket sales"

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether there is a difference between the meaning of the following terms?

    1. “gate receipts”

    2. “ticket sales”

    Thank you for your effots.



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    Re: "gate receipts" / "ticket sales"

    Context will determine a clearer intent.

    I am inclined to understand the term "gate receipts" as being receipts, perhaps I might buy a train ticket from the "ticket sales" counter and when I pass through the gate, the ticket officer would tear off half of my "ticket", he keeps half and I the other half as a form of "receipt".

    The meaning is somewhat less distinct if the context was for example... a manager of a football venue who is assessing his patronage, the number of tickets or seats he sold. I think the term might then be interchangeable.


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