Results 1 to 7 of 7
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Spanish
      • Home Country:
      • Spain
      • Current Location:
      • Spain

    • Join Date: Mar 2014
    • Posts: 27
    #1

    pay by cash

    Hello

    I'd like to know if this sentence is correct:

    You can pay by cash or cheque.

    Thank you

  1. Barb_D's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Mar 2007
    • Posts: 19,216
    #2

    Re: pay by cash

    Yes

  2. Roman55's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • Italy
      • Current Location:
      • France

    • Join Date: Feb 2014
    • Posts: 2,309
    #3

    Re: pay by cash

    I am not a teacher.

    I wouldn't say that myself.

    You can 'pay cash', or 'pay in cash', or 'pay with cash' but not 'pay by cash'. You can 'pay by cheque' though, so it would sound better to say, "You can pay by cheque or cash."

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Laos

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 57,833
    #4

    Re: pay by cash

    You can pay with cash or cheque would work too.

  3. MikeNewYork's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 24,983
    #5

    Re: pay by cash

    Roman:

    In your last, the word "by" transfers to "cash" also. If you really object to "pay by cash", then it would be better to say: "You can pay cash or by cheque/check."

  4. Raymott's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 24,091
    #6

    Re: pay by cash

    You can certainly "pay by cash" in AusE.

  5. Barb_D's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Mar 2007
    • Posts: 19,216
    #7

    Re: pay by cash

    Here too. "You can pay by cash or check" is a very normal phrase.
    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.

Similar Threads

  1. [General] on cash purchases / in cash payment
    By maoyueh in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 15-Jun-2013, 10:46
  2. [Vocabulary] pay with/by cash. pay with/by credit card
    By wotcha in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 15-Mar-2013, 12:53
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-Jul-2012, 09:54
  4. pay in/with cash
    By joham in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-Sep-2011, 04:50
  5. to pay by cash
    By ripley in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 25-May-2009, 20:33

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •