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    The boss sliced in half the pay owed his 177 workers?

    MonteLago are using an exception under federal law to slice in half the amount of pay owed their 177 workers.

    Casino MonteLago workers feeling fleeced

    I think 'owed' actually should be 'owed to'. Am I right? Thank you.

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    Re: The boss sliced in half the pay owed his 177 workers?

    Quote Originally Posted by jiaruchan View Post
    MonteLago are using an exception under federal law to slice in half the amount of pay owed their 177 workers.

    Casino MonteLago workers feeling fleeced

    I think 'owed' actually should be 'owed to'. Am I right? Thank you.
    Not necessarily "owed" can be used like that.

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    Re: The boss sliced in half the pay owed his 177 workers?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Not necessarily "owed" can be used like that.
    Thank you. Is 'owed to' correct as well?

    I think I have learned the rule like:

    I gave him money.----Money was given TO him by me, not 'money was given him by me'.

    I owed him money.----Money was owed TO him, not 'money was owed him'.

    Is 'owe' an exception?


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