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    dues

    How should one ask about the dues of the following kinds?

    If a person has not paid three of his electricity bills in a row, can he ask like:
    (1) What are my outstanding dues?

    If a borrower has not paid four of the scheduled payment installments, can he ask the lender (a bank): what are my dues? or, what are my arrears?


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    Re: dues

    If a person has not paid three of his electricity bills in a row, can he ask like:
    (1) What are my outstanding dues?

    If a borrower has not paid four of the scheduled payment installments, can he ask the lender (a bank): what are my dues? or, what are my arrears?

    In the US, "dues" is not used in this way.

    We would ask
    - "What is my balance?"
    - "How much do I owe?"
    - "How much am I behind?"
    - "How much is due?"

    "Arrears" is used, but in technical, written contexts (such as service agreements and contracts), but not in ordinary speech.

    In the US, "dues" almost always means a regular fee paid to belong to a group (such as a club, a fraternity, or a labor union.)

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    Re: dues

    What will be answer from the lender?

    Your due is....
    Your dues are...
    Your outstanding dues are...
    Your balance is...


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    Re: dues

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Appalayya View Post
    What will be answer from the lender?

    Your due is....
    Your dues are...
    Your outstanding dues are...
    Your balance is...

    In the US, "dues" is never used in this sense.

    The lender will respond:
    (verbally)
    - The balance due is ...
    - The amount due is ...
    - The amount overdue is ...
    - Your balance is ...
    - The current balance is ...
    - The outstanding balance is ...
    - The amount outstanding is ...

    (In written form)
    - Outstanding balance: $XX.xx
    - Please pay this amount: $XX.xx

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