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    Question Name for "cards"...

    Hi,

    What's the term used to refer to all the different kind of cards one might carry? Cards such as ID, cash card, driving licenece, etc. say, when for examples you've lost them and you want to say I've lost my..... . (could documents be used here?)


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    Re: Name for "cards"...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Hi,

    What's the term used to refer to all the different kind of cards one might carry? Cards such as ID, cash card, driving licenece, etc. say, when for examples you've lost them and you want to say I've lost my..... . (could documents be used here?)


    Ta!
    I don't think we have a collective name for them all. If you say "I've lost all my cards" then that would specifically be credit cards and debit cards. Even though part of the driving licence in the UK is credit-card sized, you would still have to specify "I've lost my driving licence".

    In the UK we don't have ID cards, but if we did, again I think we would say "I've lost my ID [card]".

    I've heard people say "I've had my wallet stolen and everything's gone" which is perfectly understandable but doesn't actually tell you what's gone.

    I don't think "documents" would really cover bank cards etc. It would suggest more identity documents (ID card, passport).

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    Re: Name for "cards"...

    Not a teacher, am a native.

    I think saying "I lost my wallet" (or whatever contained all of your card) is the common way of expressing this.

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