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    Short paid

    Hi guys,

    Is it a correct sentence "We are short paid by 2 dollars". What would be the correct sentence?

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    Re: Short paid

    My pay was short $2.
    My pay was short two dollars.
    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: Short paid

    I am not a teacher.

    If you are really talking about remuneration for work done then I would use underpaid.

    If you were cheated in a transaction I would use short-changed.

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    Re: Short paid

    So we can say "Our pay is short $2" means you paid us 2 dollars less or we are underpaid for 2 dollars.

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    Re: Short paid

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    So we can say "Our pay is short $2" means you paid us 2 dollars less than we were due or we are underpaid for 2 dollars.
    Yes.
    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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