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Expense

Post by Stevenloan » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:59 am

A wife: I need you to find my husband. He's been missing for more than a month.
A detective: It's going to take lots of time and money.
A wife: I don't care how long it takes and what expense you have to go to.

Hi everybody! I use "what expense you have to go to" in this case to mean "how much money you have to charge me". Is it used correctly?

Your answers will be greatly appreciated.

StevenLoan
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Post by tony h » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:05 am

Yes, and no!

When looking at a professional person's charges it is made of two parts The fee which maybe a rate per hour, and expenses which may include hotels, flights, meals, bribes etc.

In yours example "expenses" may include both fees and expenses.

Oh, and if you engage a solicitor, accountant etc there will be three parts: fees, expenses and disbursements. To most eyes expenses and disbursements are just considered as expenses.
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Re: Expense

Post by Stevenloan » Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:19 am

tony h : Thanks a lot for your help. I really appreciate it.
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