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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?
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
Kateabc Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 4
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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 Yahya Native speaker of: Arabic, English PRO pts in category: 8