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Which phrase is proper, to pay by installment or to pay by installments?
Thank you, emsr2d2. You have been very helpful.
Before the post was created, I tried several google searches holding the belief that to pay by installments should be the right one, but found some credible native-speaker-run websites adopted both ways, like : Pay by installment - Imaginative Traveller
OCAD - Students - Tuition & Fees - Paying by Installment
Do you think they are errors?
Logically, you pay the fee over a period of time and the fee is broken down into a certain number of instalments.
I will stick to my guns on this one and say it should be in the plural, no matter (as usual) what you may find on Google!