Discussion in 'English Only' started by celine713, Jun 11, 2007.
Does"raise an invoice"equal to "issue an invoice"?
I've never come across the phrase in Amer. Eng.
Me neither - celine, can you give us a little more context? It's possible that it refers to raising (increasing) the amount of the invoice, but this is pure speculation without more context...
There are many references to "raise an invoice" if you google it. I have certainly heard it used in British English.
Here is one example, from a famous London hospital.
It means to get an invoice issued.
Yes, that is ours (BE).
To raise an invoice is to cause the invoice to be created.
I'm not sure that it also means to send the invoice as well? I have a feeling that it is only the creation of the invoice. I think perhaps you need to raise the invoice and then send it.
I think it's a rather antiquated expression and I haven't heard it for very many years. Nevertheless, panjandrum is quite right about it being created although not actually issued.
In AE, "invoice" can be used as a verb.
I will invoice you for the work we did.
I will send you an invoice for the work we did.
(and I guess)
I will raise an invoice for the work we did. (We never hear that in AE)
Hmmm....But when the goverment issues the passports, we still have to go and claim them by ourselves, right?
Thank you everybody so much! the context is provided here:... "April 2007 invoice have been raised, issued and payment is awaited. we changed the Chinese Fapiao for February and March invoices..."
so, it seems that " raise an invoice" goes before "issue and invoice"though I have little idea of the whole procedure
As Panj said, "raise an invoice is to make an invoice created", this seems quite strange to me, can the invoice be customized or something?
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