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Can you say: acquire business?

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Can you say: acquire business?

Postby davidtrinh » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:09 pm

When customers buy things from a store, you say: They give the store business. When you "turn this around", can you say it this way.

(ex) ABC Store acquires business from its loyal customers every day.

Please help me. Thanks a lot.

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Re: Can you say: acquire business?

Postby Alan » Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:33 am

Not idiomatic.

You could say 'get(s) business from...'.

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