What is the difference?

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ghqiuyun
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What is the difference?

Post by ghqiuyun » Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:52 am

What's the difference between "commission" and "committee"? Would you please tell me ? Thank you!

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Re: What is the difference?

Post by cyborg » Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:51 am

ghqiuyun wrote:"commission"


an amount of money, typically a set of percentage of value involved, paid to an agent in a commercail transation.

Eg: Bank commission over perticular transations

ghqiuyun wrote:"committee"


Group of people appointed for a specific function.
They are those people who work for goodwill of the organisation

Eg: committee at church or school

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Re: What is the difference?

Post by byron » Wed Jun 28, 2006 2:02 pm

ghqiuyun wrote:What's the difference between "commission" and "committee"? Would you please tell me ? Thank you!

The meaning entirely depends on how the word is used in a sentence. In the instances you quote. A Commission is usually set up by an authoritive body to look at a matter or matters. A Committee is usually a body voted by members to look after the affairs of something like a Club.
Example: The Government would set up a Commission to look into the effects of say Global Warming and then report back to them. A Yacht Club would appoint members to a Committee to run the day to day affairs of the club.

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