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    difference between DC & CC

    Is it correct to say the difference between a debit card and credit card is this:
    when you use a debit card, you use your own money so you make a purchase and the money is deducted from your account on the spot.
    when you use a credit card, you use the bank's money so you make a purchase and you pay for it in the future.

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    Re: difference between DC & CC

    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    Is it correct to say the difference between a debit card and credit card is this:
    when you use a debit card, you use your own money so you make a purchase and the money is deducted from your account on the spot.
    when you use a credit card, you use the bank's money so you make a purchase and you pay for it in the future.
    Yes, that is the essential difference.

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    Re: difference between DC & CC

    Let's not forget to capitalize the first word in a sentence, please.
    When you...
    (I'd also put a comma before "so" in both sentences.)
    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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    Re: difference between DC & CC

    FYI, in the United States, the lines between a debit card (sometimes called a check card) and a credit card are continually getting more blurry. For example, you can have a single card that acts as either a CC or a DB, depending on the merchant, or your choice at the time. Sometimes it’s automatically selected as DC if you enter a PIN (password), and CC if no PIN. (This can be of concern if you get cash-back: is that a cash advance, or just cash from your account?) Also, there are other concerns such as "overdraft protection". In some cases, if you debit your account with a DB for more than its available balance, you may be charged a fee (punishment) and/or you may be given credit. (Usually this line of credit is set up ahead of time.)

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    Re: difference between DC & CC

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Let's not forget to capitalize the first word in a sentence, please.
    When you...
    (I'd also put a comma before "so" in both sentences.)
    Sorry, I promise to remember to do it.

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