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Purchase – IELTS word of the day

Today’s word from the academic word list is:



  • This is the “technical” word for buy. Typically, it is used for larger items (think houses and furniture) and in legal English. Don’t be afraid to use “buy” for everyday items.
  • The other common form of the word is purchaser; the formal equivalent of seller is vendor
  • Some common phrases include purchasing power, purchase price, sale and purchase and hire purchase (known in the US as payment in instalments)
  • It can be used as both a verb and a noun



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One Response to Purchase – IELTS word of the day

  1. Gloria December 20, 2011 at 11:54 pm #

    Hi, thanks for lessens
    Is it possible give us some example , when you explain a word ?
    Thanks a lot

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