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  1. jinzoningen's Avatar
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    #1

    "You can owe me the rest"

    When someone says that sentence to you what does he mean exactly?
    That it is alright if i don't give him what i owe him or that i can give him what i owe him when i can????

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    #2

    Re: "You can owe me the rest"

    The latter.

  3. Barb_D's Avatar
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    #3

    Re: "You can owe me the rest"

    Please capitalize the pronoun "I."
    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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