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    Daruma is offline Senior Member
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    owe "amount of money" on "something"


    We still owe $1000 on our car.

    Would it be okay to use the word "for" in place of the word "on"?

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    Re: owe "amount of money" on "something"

    Not as good but would still convey the meaning.

    You paid $2000 for the car but still owe $1000 on it

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