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why was I ask to use buy instead of purchase?

See example:

Lily went to buy strawberries at the local Supermarket, around the corner.
asked Feb 06 '13 at 12:38 Denise Ealy New member

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As Koshik said, buy is preferred to purchase for conciseness. To keep your writing direct and to the point, the shorter Anglo Saxon word is usually preferred to the longer word borrow from another language.

link comment answered Feb 06 '13 at 21:09 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow
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To be concise in writing.

Lily went to buy strawberries at the local Supermarket, around the corner.

link comment answered Feb 06 '13 at 12:49 Koshik Contributor

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