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    Dear teachers

    Are the sentences below correct and idiomatic English?

    Charge these on the credit card and make it into 5 payments.
    Charge these on credit and make it into 5 payments.
    How many payments could you do for me to pay the debt?

    Thank you

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    No. I don't know what any of them means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    No. I don't know what any of them means.
    Exactly what I was afraid of.

    Let me put it this way:

    If you need to buy an item and it costs more than you can pay in one single payment, you ask if the item could be paid in regular payments. The expression 'Hire Purchase' comes to mind, but it implies the item will only be truly yours after you have paid it off. In AmE, they'd call it 'Installment plan'.
    I don't think that applies to simpler (or cheaper) items like a mobile phone, clothes etc, which I believe the creditor would give you the option of paying under similar polices with the difference that the item is yours right after the buy has been approved and regardless if you will have money to make all payments.

    I am just looking for chunk expressions that would tell the creditor I don't have enough money to pay in one payment, but a few more, and that it could be paid by credit card or by cheque.

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    How about these?

    I would to pay for this phone in five payments.
    Could I make three payments for this phone?
    How many payments could I make for this mobile phone?


    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    How about these?

    I would to pay for this phone in five payments.
    Could I make three payments for this phone?
    How many payments could I make for this mobile phone?


    Thank you
    Those are OK except for the first. "I would like to...".

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