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English translation: In the form of cheque/cash

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06:54 Aug 24, 2001
English to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Finance (general)
English term or phrase: At the form of Cheque or Cash
Is it correct?

1. At the form of cheque / cash

2. In the form of cheque / cash

What is the correct sentence, moreover, when we use at and in?
Junaid
English translation:In the form of cheque/cash
Explanation:
When we speak of payments being made, we use the preposition "in" - ie. Payment must be made in cash or cheque.

Native English speaker

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na +2In the form of cheque/cash
Kateabc
na +1in cash or by check (cheque).Fuad Yahya


  

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6 mins peer agreement (net): +2
In the form of cheque/cash


Explanation:
When we speak of payments being made, we use the preposition "in" - ie. Payment must be made in cash or cheque.

Native English speaker

Good luck!

Kateabc
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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agree  Atacama: Another native speaker
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agree  Sven Petersson
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in cash or by check (cheque).


Explanation:
Many aspects of human languages are irritatingly arbitrary. Perhaps no aspect is more arbitrary than the choice of preposition. This example clearly demonstrates this point. We say, "in cash," but "by check" (or "cheque") and "by money order." There is no need for "the form of."

Fuad

Fuad Yahya
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish
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agree  Irene Fried
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Feb 7, 2006 - Changes made by Fuad Yahya:
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