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    Default Which option is right?

    The extra premium should be ________.

    A. at your account B. for your account

    C. to your account D. on your account
    My dictionary doesn't seem to be very helpful here. Once again, I have to resort to the power of native speakers.

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    Default Re: Which option is right?

    I would use b), but it doesn't make a great deal of sense to me as a sentence. Is that all the context?

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    Default Re: Which option is right?

    I would use b), although more context is needed since this can mean both 'payable from' and 'payable to': if you 'pay a premium for an account', you pay for the privilege of holding that account with the relevant financial institution; whereas if a premium is 'for the account of Mr X', it means it is payable into Mr X's account - I think this second usage is very formal and not so common, although you do see it quite a lot in legal documents.
    Last edited by bertietheblue; 02-Jul-2010 at 08:17.

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