[Grammar] Following is a threat or a warning?

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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."

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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.
 

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

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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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I didn't reply to this thread. It looks awkward now after 5 years.

What persistence is that about?
If someone like a buyer is unresponsive, then I assumed this kind of statement would be a warning for "reserving" the seller's time.
 

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Seller charges buyer for wasting the former's time? How? Why would the buyer bother?
 

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I didn't reply to this thread. It looks awkward now after 5 years.


If someone like a buyer is unresponsive, then I assumed this kind of statement would be a warning for wasting the seller's time.
I'm not sure what you mean by "unresponsive" there. As for "wasting" the seller's time, that's what sales is all about. Sometimes you succeed. Sometimes you don't. (You can't charge somebody for not buying something.)
 

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Seller charges buyer for wasting the former's time? How? Why would the buyer bother?
Because the buyer used to buy things. The buyer was not responding to the next shipment. Now the seller wants to bill the buyer for holding the shipment. The buyer can come to buy next year with adjusted pricing.
 

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by "unresponsive"
The buyer needs to pick the next shipment and pay on time as per contract. Neither he ends the agreement, nor responds to seller. If he shows up later, he will also pay extra for reserving the shipment and seller's time.
 

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@iambozdar If you have received a shipment and payment is due then you should pay.

I don't know what it means to reserve a shipment. However, if a person has ordered something and he has received that item then he should pay for it.
 

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