English words and Examples of Usage

Example Sentences for "commission"

The local government has commissioned a study to see if it is worth trying to save some of the old historic buildings downtownSales staff in the store receive a set salary, plus a 10% commission.

The local government has commissioned a study to see if it is worth trying to save some of the old historic buildings downtown.

The government has commissioned a poll to determine public opinion on the issue.

Salesmen in this store are motivated by the large commissions they can earn.

On November 3rd, 1507, the great Leonardo DaVinci was commissioned to paint the portrait that is known today as the Mona Lisa.

The artist has received commissions from a company to do some sculptures for their new luxury condominium complex.

In the 1970s, the LeDain Commission recommended legalizing marijuana in Canada.

The government has appointed a commission to look at ways of reducing bullying in our schools.

Our firm recently received a commission to design a new logo for a professional hockey team.

In the early 1500s, Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

An environmental group has commissioned a study into the issue of fish farming along the coast.

Plutarch once stated that the omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil.

W. H. Auden once suggested that all works of art are commissioned in the sense that no artist can create one by a simple act of will, but must wait until what he believes to be a good idea for a work comes to him.

Fred Allen once remarked that advertising is 85% confusion, and 15% commission.

Syrus once said, Pardon one offense, and you encourage the commission of many.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus once noted that a man does not sin by commission only, but often by omission.

The federal government is commissioning a series of sculptures of our national heroes.

The commissioner of the police force has called for an investigation into charges of corruption in the force.

Discussion question: What are the advantages and disadvantages of commission sales, both for the customer and the sales staff?

Find someone who has worked as a sales clerk on commission.


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