68 Common English Sentences Used in
Business Activities

English Sentences Used in Business Activities

Following are the examples of sentences which are most commonly used in Business Communication & Conversations:

1. Are you sure this invoice is correct?
2. Business is bad. I have made no sale all day.
3. Please give me a quotation.
4. Can you give me an idea about your product requirements?
5. Can you give us 30 days’ extra credit?
6. Do I have to pay in cash, or will you accept a cheque?
7. He has a business of his own.
8. He’s a businessman – he buys things cheap, and sell them dear.
9. He’s been doing a roaring trade and has been making a lot of money.
10. He has decided to start a small retail business.
11. I am temporarily short of cash.
12. How are you going to raise money for the project?
13. How long has this product been on the market?
14. How much money do they owe us?
15. How much stock did we have at the start of the year?
16. How much time can you give us to complete this work?
17. I can only give you an approximate idea of the cost.
18. I’ll have to confirm that with my boss.
19. I’ll discuss with my partner about it.
20. I’m busy with an important customer.

21. He has been doing a roaring trade and he’s in good money.
22. If we want to compete with others, we’ll have to improve the quality of our products.
23. If your terms are fairly justified, we’ll be able to place another order soon.
24. Is this price list still valid?
25. It’s a real bargain at that price.
26. It’s not easy to build up a good business empire.
27. Our firm has won a contract to build an overbridge.
28. Our income doesn’t even cover our variable expenses.
29. Read the credit terms carefully before signing.
30. Shares are sliding down.
31. She always haggles with shopkeepers.
32. Spending on advertising has increased tremendously.
33. That’s not much more than the price you paid last year.
34. That’s a well-known brand for tea.
35. The cost of electricity and labor has gone up.
36. That firm is in severe financial difficulty.
37. The loss in the first half of the year was balanced by the profit in the second half.
38. The transport strike has put us further behind with our delivery schedule.
39. There’s no demand for that brand.
40. There’s too little profit in this item for the handling effort and expenses involved.

41. These are damaged goods. They’ll have to reduce the bills.
42. These are high-demands, high turnover brands, why don’t you carry them in your store?
43. They chare high prices.
44. They haven’t paid the last invoice yet.
45. They are demanding a higher discount.
46. They’re going to open a new department store there.
47. They’ve sent us faulty and damaged goods.
48. This quarter’s production figures are looking good.
49. This new product will be on the market next month.
50. We can also buy cheaper elsewhere.
51. We can offer you a special discount if you order before March  31st.
52. We can’t afford to lose this contract. The future of our firm depends on it.
53. We deliver free of charge.
54. We give an extra discount on a repeat order.
55. We usually get a better discount on a repeat order.
56. We should analyze the situation before deciding what to do.
57. We’ll have to do something and clear the matter up as soon as possible.
58. We’ll have to stock again when our stock levels are lower.
59. We’ll repair it for you free of charge.
60. We’re overstocked.
61. We’ve been dealing with them for nearly five years.
62. The cold hard fact is that your service is unsatisfactory.
63. Who looks after the accounts of the firm?
64. Who’s in charge of the office when Mr. Bezos is away?
65. Why are they withholding payment of this time?
66. Write out a cheque for that amount.
67. You get a 3% discount for cash payment.
68. Your prices are too high.

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