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Difference between rate, change and fees #1 (permalink) Sun Aug 20, 2006 11:35 am   Difference between rate, change and fees
 

Dear teachers,

If I ask sb to remove the snow in front of my house in 5 days.
The price is:

3$/day.
In total: 15$/ 5 days.

So,3$ and 15$ are called fees or rate or change or fees?

What is the difference btw fees, rate , change , fees?

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Meanings #2 (permalink) Sun Aug 20, 2006 11:51 am   Meanings
 

Hi Quoc,

I could recommend two books that you might find useful:

The Advanced Learner's Dictionary published by Oxford University Press, which not only defines words but also uses them in illustrative sentences.

Right Word Wrong Word by L G Alexander published by Longman. This books defines groups of related words and how each should be used.

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Difference between rate, change and fees #3 (permalink) Sun Aug 20, 2006 12:21 pm   Difference between rate, change and fees
 

Also, you wrote the numbers for the money wrong.

We don't write 3$ or 15$. The dollar sign must come BEFORE the number. The correct way to write this is $3 or $15. It's the same with every unit of currency: ?3, ?15, ?3, ?15, ?3000, ?15,000, etc.
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Difference between rate, change and fees #4 (permalink) Sun Aug 20, 2006 12:29 pm   Difference between rate, change and fees
 

Dear teacher,

Can I write: $15.000?

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Difference between rate, change and fees #5 (permalink) Sun Aug 20, 2006 12:50 pm   Difference between rate, change and fees
 

tung quoc wrote:
Can I write: $15.000?

$15,000 means fifteen thousand dollars.
$15.000 means fifteen dollars, but we would not write more than two zeros.
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Difference between rate, change and fees #6 (permalink) Sun Aug 20, 2006 12:57 pm   Difference between rate, change and fees
 

Dear teacher,

I don't understand. Please tell me when use , , when use ; in numbers?

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Difference between rate, change and fees #7 (permalink) Sun Aug 20, 2006 13:16 pm   Difference between rate, change and fees
 

tung quoc wrote:
I don't understand. Please tell me when use , , when use ; in numbers?

In English we use the comma for separating thousands from hundreds: 1,000 and 15,000 are examples. They mean one thousand and fifteen thousand.

We use the period (full stop) to separate whole numbers from decimals. For example, 10.5 means ten and five tenths, or ten and a half, and 12.45 means twelve and forty-five one-hundredths. When we write the figures for money, we use the period in the same way. So, $15.00 means fifteen dollars and no cents, and $1.45 means one dollar and forty-five cents.
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Difference between rate, change and fees #8 (permalink) Sun Aug 20, 2006 20:43 pm   Difference between rate, change and fees
 

Jamie wrote:
In English we use the comma

Why the comma? Why not a comma? Or both are correct?

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Difference between rate, change and fees #9 (permalink) Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:22 am   Difference between rate, change and fees
 

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Difference between rate, change and fees #10 (permalink) Wed Aug 23, 2006 12:23 pm   Difference between rate, change and fees
 

Hi Tom

"We use the (punctuation mark called) comma...." ;)

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Difference between rate, change and fees #11 (permalink) Thu Aug 24, 2006 19:15 pm   Difference between rate, change and fees
 

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