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I'm going to email the leasing company to ask about the term "prorated" they mentioned in their contract lease. Can you correct this short paragraph for me ?

I asked a native speaker what "prorated" means, but she didn't know. I made sure that's not a common term and not my language mistake. Therefore, I wonder if you can clarify the term for me?

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mezzopianoI asked a native speaker what "prorated" means, but she didn't know. I made sure that's not a common term and not my language mistake. Therefore, I wonder if you can clarify the term for me?

Your paragraph is fine.

Here's what prorating is about:

If you lease something for a month, but you only use it for half a month and return it, then, if the leasing company prorates, you only pay for half a month.

I think they usually consider a month 30 days no matter what month it is, so if they're prorating your charges, and you return what you lease after 10 days, you only pay one-third of the monthly rate. And so on.

So prorating is computing billing proportionally to use.

CJ