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on demand vs on request

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by Transit76, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. Transit76 Senior Member

    French
    Hi,

    Are those two phrases synonymous?

    For example, would you read: luggage service (on request or on demand) in a hotel?
     
  2. johnblacksox Senior Member

    English - US
    I can't think of any difference or nuance between those two phrases.

    One thing...I believe it's slightly more common to see/hear "upon request" than "on request". It's always "on demand" though.

    I guess I would use "luggage service upon request". Sounds (very) slightly more polite.
     
  3. Transit76 Senior Member

    French
    Okay. Thanks for your answer.
     

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