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    is who will take the risk

    Hi,

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    Kid investment plan A: Mother needs to pay extra money if the investment account balance drops below $100.

    Kid investment plan B: Father needs to pay extra money if the investment account balance drops below $100.


    Question:
    Can I use "is who will take the risk"?


    Sentence:
    The difference between 2 plans is who will take the risk of paying extra money.


    Thanks

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    Re: is who will take the risk

    I think you can say that. Also:
    The difference between 2 plans is who takes the risk of paying extra money.

    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: is who will take the risk

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,

    Background:
    Kid investment plan A: Mother needs to pay extra money if the investment account balance drops below $100.

    Kid investment plan B: Father needs to pay extra money if the investment account balance drops below $100.


    Question:
    Can I use "is who will take the risk"?
    Yes.

    Sentence:
    The difference between the two plans is who will take the risk of paying the extra money.
    Yes, that's OK

    Thanks
    R

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    Re: is who will take the risk

    Is 'the' before 'extra money' obligatory?

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    Re: is who will take the risk

    Quote Originally Posted by mmasny View Post
    Is 'the' before 'extra money' obligatory?
    No. To tell you the truth, I do not feel the need for 'the'. The reference of "extra money" has not been specified in the preceding context so I think it correct to leave the reference unaccounted for.

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    Re: is who will take the risk

    Quote Originally Posted by corum View Post
    No. To tell you the truth, I do not feel the need for 'the'. The reference of "extra money" has not been specified in the preceding context so I think it correct to leave the reference unaccounted for.
    I'm not sure you're right. I agree with Raymott that this 'the' can and probably should be there. But I think it's still OK without it (maybe sounds a little bit awkward).
    PS: And thanks for telling me the truth

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    Re: is who will take the risk

    Quote Originally Posted by mmasny View Post
    I'm not sure you're right. I agree with Raymott that this 'the' can and probably should be there. But I think it's still OK without it (maybe sounds a little bit awkward).
    PS: And thanks for telling me the truth
    Well, the extra money has been referred to, because we know that either the mother or the father will it. Will pay what?

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    Re: is who will take the risk

    Quote Originally Posted by mmasny View Post
    PS: And thanks for telling me the truth
    Thanks for your wry sarcasm.

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    Re: is who will take the risk

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Well, the extra money has been referred to,
    Referred to as what?

    Father needs to pay extra money if the investment account balance drops below $100.
    $100 has nothing to do with extra money.

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    Re: is who will take the risk

    Quote Originally Posted by corum View Post
    Referred to as what?
    It was referred to as extra money.

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