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    need your help

    Yesterday I went to a bank taking out some money, but I was very embarrassed , that resulted from a question. I didn't even know how to ask a question ? I wanted to know : withdraw how much do I need to inform you ahead of time ? (you have to give a notice ahead of time to the bank if you want to withdraw a large amount of money) .

    so could you please tell me a idiomatic expression for that meaning ?


    by the way, what made me feel upset is I have been learning how to express my self , but I still didn't know how to ask a simple question.

    thank you !

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    Perhaps:
    • I want to withdraw some money.

    Or:
    • I want to withdraw $XX.


    Is that what you had in mind?

    :)

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    Re: need your help

    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    Yesterday I went to a bank taking out some money, but I was very embarrassed , that resulted from a question. I didn't even know how to ask a question ? I wanted to know : withdraw how much do I need to inform you ahead of time ? (you have to give a notice ahead of time to the bank if you want to withdraw a large amount of money) .

    so could you please tell me a idiomatic expression for that meaning ?


    by the way, what made me feel upset is I have been learning how to express my self , but I still didn't know how to ask a simple question.

    thank you !



    I had the samilar experience once , if I understand you correctly , you wanted to know how to ask the teller something like "For how much money do I need to give you notice before I withdraw them ? " just a guess

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    You could change the question and make it clearer and less cumbersome:

    'When would I need to give notice before making a withdrawal?'
    'If you're taking out $xxxx, sir\madam.'


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    How about:
    • How far in advance do I need to give notice before making a withdrawal?


    :)

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