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    I don't know what's the meaning.

    Example.
    I paid hospital charges with my credit card.
    It was about $1,500.
    After some months, I noticed that it didn't settle in my account.

    Question.I don't know well what "settle" word is the meaning.


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    Re: I don't know what's the meaning.

    Quote Originally Posted by KIMJONGEUN View Post
    Example.
    I paid hospital charges with my credit card.
    It was about $1,500.
    After some months, I noticed that it didn't settle in my account.

    Question.I don't know well what "settle" word is the meaning.

    We say "settle an account" to mean "pay the bill" or "pay off all the charges in full" -- especially if there has been something owed for a while.

    If you have owed me some money for a while, I might write to you and ask you if you would please settle this account (finish paying the charges).

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    Re: I don't know what's the meaning.

    Thanks for replying.

    I have another question.

    Well, Is the sentece as "it didn't settle in my account" a right expression?

    In the sentence, it indicate hospital charges.


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    Re: I don't know what's the meaning.

    Quote Originally Posted by KIMJONGEUN View Post
    Thanks for replying.

    I have another question.

    Well, Is the sentece as "it didn't settle in my account" a right expression?

    In the sentence, it indicate hospital charges.
    No, that's not quite the right expression.

    I'm not sure exactly what you want to say, but in any case, the expression is "to settle an account," not "to settle IN an account."

    The expression "to settle in" has a different meaning (to get comfortable and established in a new place -- "He settled in to his new job right away" -or- "The Weatherbys did a lot of repair work as they settled in to their new home.")

    Maybe you want to say something like:
    - I paid $1500 in hospital charges with my credit card, but it didn't settle the account. I got a letter saying I have an unpaid balance.

    It's possible that you mean that you put $1500 on your credit card to pay the hospital, but that this amount is not SHOWING UP on your hospital account.
    - That would mean that the hospital's records do not show that you made any payments.
    Last edited by Ann1977; 19-Oct-2009 at 21:27.

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