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    Default Are these sentences correct? Can I say change with you with notes?

    1)Hi Sir, do you have any coins that I can change with you with my notes?

    2) The cashier refuse to make change for me.

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    Default Re: Are these sentences correct? Can I say change with you with notes?

    1) Can you give me change for a one (or five or whatever denomination of bill you are trying to change)?
    2) The cashier refuses (or refused) to make change for me.

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    Default Re: Are these sentences correct? Can I say change with you with notes?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    2) The cashier refuses (or refused) to make change for me.
    In BE: 'The cashier refused to give me change'.

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    Default Re: Are these sentences correct? Can I say change with you with notes?

    I would say "refused to change my bill" but not "give me change." That sounds to me (American) as though I gave him $5 for my $3.20 purchase, but he refused to give me the $1.80 that was due me.

    Of course, in context, it would be clear enough. "I needed coins for the meter, but all I had was a $5 bill. But the cashier refused to give me change." -- No ambiguity there.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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