gain business or receive business

davidtrinh

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When you buy something from a store, you give them business. If you look at this the other way around, can you say:

(ex) Every summer, the local stores receive or gain business from their customers.

Does either verb in red work? Please help me. Thanks.
 

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The verb you need is "get".
 

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Thanks, teechar. Besides "get", is it impossible to find any other verbs that work in my sentence? Please help me again.

Does "obtain business" work?

Thanks.
 
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It's possible, but unnecessary.
 

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You could say that the stores attract​ more business/customers in the summer.
 
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