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    Dear Teacher,

    I sent one cheque to the Bank (This morning). The bank returned the cheque saying that there is no balance in the account:

    Now I have to inform the Head Office that ....

    The cheque is written by the bank.
    The cheque was written by the bank.

    or any other sentence..and difference between the two sentences.

    Regards,

    Sweetie

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    Default Re: is returned or was returned ...

    'The cheque was written by the bank'? do you mean returned?

    The cheque has been returned unpaid by the bank

    The cheque was returned unpaid by the bank

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    Default Re: is returned or was returned ...

    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    'The cheque was written by the bank'? do you mean returned?
    The cheque has been returned unpaid by the bank
    The cheque was returned unpaid by the bank
    I am sorry. It is "returned". Thanks for the reply.

    Ok. What is the difference between the above 2 sentences? Means when to use "has been returned" and when to use "was returned".

    What is the meaning of "The cheque is returned unpaid by the bank."?

    Regards,

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    Default Re: is returned or was returned ...

    They both mean the same thing.

    If the cheque is returned unpaid it means that it was presented to the bank for payment and the bank would not pay as there was not enough money in the account or it was wrongly completed - e.g. no signature, figures didn't match or some other reason.

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