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    Is this correct?

    Hi, I am learning english and I'm trying to speak and write english to practice my english. I confuse in this sentence. I will post it as a "shout out" in social network site. Is this correct?

    " got my first paychek from my new job"

    Your help is highly apprecited.

    Thank you

    note: pls, correct me if i have mistake in my grammar in this post.
    Last edited by raven255; 01-Dec-2010 at 09:09.

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    Re: Is this correct?

    " got my first paychek from my new job"

    In reply to your question.
    Got, I was always told was slang so we weren't encouraged to use it, but we did anyway.

    paychek, should be pay cheque, or pay-cheque. Cheque is the correct spelling.
    although I note that a lot of countries are now using check instead of cheque.

    As for the sentence.
    I just got my first pay cheque from my new job, or
    I just received my first pay cheque from my new job.


    Take your pick.

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    Re: Is this correct?

    Hi Raven255. Just to help out with your original post I'll give you a corrected version.
    I am learning English and I'm trying to practice it by speaking and writing. I am confused by this sentence, which I will post as a "shout out" on a social network site. Is this correct?
    "I got my first pay cheque from my new job".
    Your help is greatly appreciated.
    Note: please correct me if I have made a mistake with my grammar in this post.

    I hope that helps. A couple of the changes I've suggested are not because your text is necessarily incorrect, but because it repeats or doesn't flow well. They are therefore small corrections of style rather than grammar.
    As the previous reply says, the spelling of "cheque" is an issue. "Check" tends to be an American spelling while "cheque" is more common in countries whose language is influenced by British English.
    "Got" is standard English but is sometimes considered not very elegant. So, "got" is quite correct although "received" may sound better. As ngwt says, take your pick.

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