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On sale / For sale. Are they synonyms? Or does it depend on the context?
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LatinHello.

On sale / For sale. Are they synonyms? Or does it depend on the context?

We get so sloppy, especially in AmEnglish that we too often use the two interchangeably [pet peave of mine!].

'For sale' indicates that the item can be bought with money. 'On sale' indicates that the original price has been reduced. Just wait, now, for all those who will disagree with me.
I agree with you, Philip.
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'for sale' indicates that the item can be bought.
'on sale' indicates that the original price of the item has been reduced.
Philip -- I, too, agree with you on "for sale" vs. "on sale." But since you are waiting for someone to disagree, I will point out that you misspelled "pet peeve." Emotion: smile
Hi guys,

"for sale" vs. "on sale."

I merely wish to point out that google offers

53,400,000 hits for "on sale "

I looked at a few, although not 50 million. Many are not in the context of reduced prices. They include such wording as Tickets on sale tomorrow and All houses on sale here are by the property owner direct.

Best wishes, Clive
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'on sale' indicates when the price of something is reduced.

On the other hand, 'for sale' means that when something is merely being sold for certain price.
While we talk about 'for sale' and 'on sale', I am interested to see the meaning of 'Garage Sale'--Frequently used by home owners of USA. Any thoughts?
RishonlyWhile we talk about 'for sale' and 'on sale', I am interested to see the meaning of 'Garage Sale'--Frequently used by home owners of USA. Any thoughts?
Garage Sale is similar to Yard Sale which are like Flea Markets. A garage sale - the garage is used as the "store" to sell, for example, unwanted things such old books, furniture, etc.
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