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    $103,259.30

    $103,259.30

    Shall I write the above amount of money on the cheque as :

    one hundred and three thousand two hundred fifty nine and cents thirty only

    Thank you

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    #2

    Re: $103,259.30

    one hundred and three thousand, two hundred (and - BrE) fifty-nine dollars, (and) cents thirty (cents) only

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    Re: $103,259.30

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    one hundred and three thousand, two hundred (and - BrE) fifty-nine dollars, (and) cents thirty (cents) only
    Made payable to Using English.

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    #4

    Re: $103,259.30

    You only use "only" with the cents value if the total amount is less than one dollar.

    If you were writing a check for $0.65, you would write it as "Only 65 cents."

    (In real life this happens very rarely. If you are writing a check at the grocery store for 65 cents something is very wrong with your finances.)

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    #5

    Re: $103,259.30

    In the days when I wrote cheques, I'd write "One hundred and twenty pounds only' (for example) to indicate that there were no pence.

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    #6

    Re: $103,259.30

    I was taught to write "and no cents" in that situation.

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    #7

    Re: $103,259.30

    I see no reason at all to write only on a cheque.

    Rover

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    #8

    Re: $103,259.30

    I learned something new today. (The "only" bit.)

    I'm also not sure if there's any place that would take personal checks in that amount. I'm sure there's a threshhold over which they want a bank check.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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