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Ramy
what's the different between customer and client? what's the different between customer and client?
Apr 19, 2018 6:49 AM
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It is a limited difference.

Largely a customer would be buying physical goods (things), a client would be paying for services (for the other person to do specialist tasks on their behalf).

A shop has customers, Amazon has customers but a lawyer would have clients.

April 19, 2018

No problem!

Also, note how I used different forms for "to buy". 

You would tend to say "buy" or "purchase" for a physical object but not for a service.

Historically you would always say "pay for" a service. For example you would not say "I want to buy a haircut" but in modern casual English it seems that this rule is becoming more relaxed. 


Correct examples:

"I want to buy that hat"

"I would like to purchase this book please"

"OK great, and how can I pay for that service"

"Hi, I would like some English lessons please." ... "Ok, excellent, will I need to pay before or after"


April 19, 2018
Thanks for this clarify
April 19, 2018
Ramy
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