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    #1

    check in or return a book to the library

    When I red the book, I returned it to the library at once.

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    When I red the book, I checked it in at once.( Is it possible?)


    The library allowes you to check out three books at a time.

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    The library checks out three books at a time.( Is it possible to say?)

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    #2

    Re: check in or return a book to the library

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    When I red the book, I returned it to the library at once.

    OR

    When I red the book, I checked it in at once.( Is it possible?)


    The library allowes you to check out three books at a time.

    OR

    The library checks out three books at a time.( Is it possible to say?)
    First, "read" and "allows". Each of your examples is OK.

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    #3

    Re: check in or return a book to the library

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    When I had read the book, I returned it to the library at once.

    OR

    When I had read the book, I checked it in at once.( Is it possible?)


    The library allows you to check out three books at a time.

    OR

    The library checks out three books at a time.( Is it possible to say?)
    In the UK, we don't use "check out". We usually say "borrow".............

    "We can borrow three books at a time from the library."

    "We must remember to return them on time."

    Maybe "checking in and out" is US usage.


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    Re: check in or return a book to the library

    Quote Originally Posted by buggles View Post
    In the UK, we don't use "check out". We usually say "borrow".............

    "We can borrow three books at a time from the library."

    "We must remember to return them on time."

    Maybe "checking in and out" is US usage.


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    Thanks you for help!

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    #5

    Re: check in or return a book to the library

    In my experience, we would "check out" a book, but "return" it.

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