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Are we allowed to add examples to this page? There's no disclaimer or anything.
Why no examples on the page?
There's an annoying life insurance commercial I've seen many many times (I'm in Toronto, I don't know how widespread it is) Which says: You COULD POSSIBLY save 30% or more!
'Up to' seems obviously inclusive to me. I mean, "count up to 5" you don't stop at 4. You go up to the 7th floor and you reach the 7th floor. I can't think anything that would go 'up to' something only to stop one short of it! Makes no sense to me.
My theory as to why this is used. Say that a store advertises "discounts up to 15% or more". This probably means that there are 3 categories of items in the store.
1. Sale items. These are the targets of the sale, and probably make up the bulk of what you can buy. These correspond to the 15% mentioned.
2. New items. These aren't on sale, because they can still sell them at full price. These correspond to the "up to" part.
3. Clearance items. Stuff they've had for too long and really need to get out. These are the "or more" items.
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