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Quote and Offer 报价和开价

Could you please let me know the difference between offer and quote? - Peter, Beijing

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This week our question comes from Peter in Beijing. He wants to know the difference between the words quote and offer.


Example: Can you give me a quote?

When you give someone a quote it is the price you would charge to do a piece of work.

You might hear someone say:

• write you a quote
• put together a quote
• give you a quote


Example: Let me make you an offer.

When you make someone an offer it is the price that you would like to pay for something.

You might hear someone say:

• make an offer
• make me an offer
• let me make you an offer

If you have a question about the English, we will try our best to answer it for you.

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We look forward to hearing from you.

Glossary 词汇

Quote 报价
Offer 开价
Price 价钱
Charge 收费
Pay 付费


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