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  1. B45
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    Does this makes sense: I'll pay for the table but you cover the tip. (I'm asking my

    Does this makes sense:

    I'll pay for the table but you cover the tip. (I'm asking my friend to pay the tip)

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    Re: Does this makes sense: I'll pay for the table but you cover the tip. (I'm askin

    Yes. I would put a comma after table.

    You are very generous.



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    Re: Does this makes sense: I'll pay for the table but you cover the tip. (I'm askin

    I would change "for the table" to "the check".

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    Re: Does this makes sense: I'll pay for the table but you cover the tip. (I'm askin

    In BrE, "I'll pay for the table" doesn't make sense in this context. We would say "I'll pay/cover the bill and you pay/get/cover the tip".

    If someone said "I'll pay for the table", I would assume they were buying a piece of furniture.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Does this makes sense: I'll pay for the table but you cover the tip. (I'm askin

    I'll pay for the table at a nightclub.

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    Re: Does this makes sense: I'll pay for the table but you cover the tip. (I'm askin

    That still doesn't work for me.

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    Re: Does this makes sense: I'll pay for the table but you cover the tip. (I'm askin

    In Asian restaurants, patrons often book or reserve an entire table for a social gathering or a family dinner. Prices are often charged per table. This is also true for weddings.


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    Re: Does this makes sense: I'll pay for the table but you cover the tip. (I'm askin

    Are we talking about paying to reserve a table or paying the bill at the end of the evening?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Does this makes sense: I'll pay for the table but you cover the tip. (I'm askin

    Both reserving and paying for the table.

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    Re: Does this makes sense: I'll pay for the table but you cover the tip. (I'm askin

    Are you paying for everybody's drinks as well?

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