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    money: change a 5 for me

    Does "Could you change a 5 note for me?" mean "exchange a 5 note for the same amount in different coins"?

    But How about I have some coins totaled 5 and ask for exchanging them for a 5 note?

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    Re: money: change a 5 for me

    Quote Originally Posted by redgiant View Post
    does "could you change a 5 note for me?" mean "exchange a 5 note for the same amount in different coins"?
    yes, it does. The normal reason for this is that you need 30c for a phone call, and you only have the notes. Note, however, that some places will expect you to buy some cheap thing.

    but how about i have some coins totaled 5 and ask for exchanging them for a 5 note?
    that shouldn't be a problem. It depends on what the vendor's till looks like. If he's low on change, he'll welcome it.
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    Re: money: change a 5 for me

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    Thanks, Raymott

    If I want to ask a person for exchanging some coins for a $5 note, is it understandable to say "Could I exchange for a $5 note?"

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    Re: money: change a 5 for me

    Quote Originally Posted by redgiant View Post
    Thanks, Raymott

    If I want to ask a person for exchanging some coins for a $5 note, is it understandable to say "Could I exchange for a $5 note?"
    "Could I exchange this $5 dollars worth of coins for a $5 note, please?"

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    Re: money: change a 5 for me

    ... although in real life (rather than an exam) you'd just present a handful of coins (worth $5) and say 'Have you got a five?'. In the UK it's the same, but with 5 and 'fiver'. Of course it might be appropriate to make the request more polite ('Could you give me...?') but it would still be excessive to give full details of the exchange.

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