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    #1

    keep a lookout of the funds?

    Someone is transferring funds to me and I want to say I will keep checking my bank account and send him the goods once i have received the money.

    1) I will keep a lookout of the money and once it is in, I will send out the goods right away.

    Is the sentence 1) above correct?

    Not sure if "lookout" have another meaning which means "keep looking to prevent the money from disappearing"

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    #2

    Re: keep a lookout of the funds?

    "For the money."

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    #3

    Re: keep a lookout of the funds?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    "For the money."
    So using the word lookout is correct?

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    Re: keep a lookout of the funds?

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    So using the word lookout is correct?
    It works.

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    #5

    Re: keep a lookout of the funds?

    I don't much like "once it is in." Once I have received it. Once it's in the bank account. Those sound better to me.
    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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    #6
    "Of" is the wrong preposition. You keep a lookout for the funds, or simply look out for them.

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    Re: keep a lookout of the funds?

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post

    Not sure if "keep a lookout" could have another meaning, such as "keep looking to prevent the money from disappearing".
    No, it couldn't. Checking your bank account cannot stop money disappearing.


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