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    Re: credit card or ATM card

    Interest is the word I was looking for.

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    #12

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    What happens if you don't the whole credit card bill?
    I have this bad habbit of forgeting verbs.

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    #13

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    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    I have this bad habbit of forgetting verbs.
    "Interest" isn't a verb. Well, not in this context, it's not!

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    #14

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "Interest" isn't a verb. Well, not in this context, it's not!
    I think he might have meant that he forgot to put "pay" in the original question.
    Originally Posted by Offroad
    What happens if you don't the whole credit card bill?

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    #15

    Re: credit card or ATM card

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I think he might have meant that he forgot to put "pay" in the original question.
    Originally Posted by Offroad
    What happens if you don't the whole credit card bill?
    Oops! Of course that's what he meant. I misread it. I also failed to correct the spelling of "habit" but remembered to do "forgetting". Time for a rest for me, I think!

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    #16

    Question Re: credit card or ATM card

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Here in the US, bank ATM cards are now usually branded with a "Visa" or "MasterCard" logo and are able to be used anywhere those "credit cards" are accepted. So, what used to be only for taking money out of an ATM can now be used to directly debit money from your account virtually anywhere.
    We have the same system here in Pakistan. I have an ATM Visa card that works for both purposes.
    No disrespect but my question is: Is this where we should discuss banking system or English learning problem? What is the piont of learning English in the poster's thread?

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    #17

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    Quote Originally Posted by Innocent Fairy View Post
    We have the same system here in Pakistan. I have an ATM Visa card that works for both purposes.
    No disrespect but my question is: Is this where we should discuss banking system or English learning problem? What is the piont of learning English in the poster's thread?
    I think the poster wanted to know if we would all understand the same thing in English if he said "ATM card" or if there were other phrases to be used. Admittedly, we veered off course a bit afterwards but that's not necessarily unhelpful.

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    Question Re: credit card or ATM card

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I think the poster wanted to know if we would all understand the same thing in English if he said "ATM card" or if there were other phrases to be used. Admittedly, we veered off course a bit afterwards but that's not necessarily unhelpful.
    What does course mean here? Why did you use it? Can you please explain, teacher?

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    #19

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    Veered off course means wandered off topic.

    It was used because ems chose to use a metaphor for stylistic effect.

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    #20

    Re: credit card or ATM card

    Quote Originally Posted by Innocent Fairy View Post
    We have the same system here in Pakistan. I have an ATM Visa card that works for both purposes.
    No disrespect but my question is: Is this where we should discuss banking system or English learning problem? What is the piont of learning English in the poster's thread?
    You can't learn about English in a vacuum. Often culture explains language and vice versa.

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