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    Can I say that? "We accept cash only, we don't accept an other payment"?

    Can I say that?

    "We accept cash only, we don't accept an other payment"?

    "We accept cash only, we didn't accept an other payment"?

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    Re: Can I say that? "We accept cash only, we don't accept an other payment"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Can I say that?

    "We accept cash only [in the present]; we don't accept an other payment [in the present]"?

    "We accept cash only [in the present]; we didn't accept an other payment [in the past]"?
    Are you going to make a systematic study of the easy tenses at some stage? It would save you a lot of trouble.
    Use 1.
    We generally don't say that we only accept cash now, but in the past we didn't accept other forms of payment.
    Are you really asking about the difference between 'don't' and 'didn't'?

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    Re: Can I say that? "We accept cash only, we don't accept an other payment"?

    Neither is correct. Use "we don't accept any other payment" and use a semicolon after "only".

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    Re: Can I say that? "We accept cash only, we don't accept an other payment"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Are you going to make a systematic study of the easy tenses at some stage? It would save you a lot of trouble.
    Use 1.
    We generally don't say that we only accept cash now, but in the past we didn't accept other forms of payment.
    Are you really asking about the difference between 'don't' and 'didn't'?
    I want to know my statement is correct or not.
    if it is wrong, how to say it in English?

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    Re: Can I say that? "We accept cash only, we don't accept an other payment"?

    Whether they are correct depends on what you mean. What do you want to say?
    You probably mean 1.
    If you want to say that you only accept cash, but last year (for example) you didn't accept cheques or credit cards, then say 2. But almost no one would want to say this.

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    Re: Can I say that? "We accept cash only, we don't accept an other payment"?

    Our restaurant didn't accept any other payment, just received paying by cash. But the customer didn't bring enough money for the bill.

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    Re: Can I say that? "We accept cash only, we don't accept an other payment"?

    Then you say 1. It's irrelevant what your policy was in the past. The customer is not concerned about being told what your policy from last year was. "We do accept only cash (now); we don't accept other forms of payment (now)".

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    Re: Can I say that? "We accept cash only, we don't accept an other payment"?

    Why isn't common of my sentence?

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    Re: Can I say that? "We accept cash only, we don't accept an other payment"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Why isn't common of my sentence?
    That doesn't make sense, Polyester. I don't know what you're asking.

    You have a customer (now). He doesn't have money (now). You tell him, "We only accept cash (now). We don't accept cheques (now)." Do you understand this far?

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    Re: Can I say that? "We accept cash only, we don't accept an other payment"?

    Note one of the answers above talked about accepting any other forms of payment.

    I hope you have a very large sign saying "cash only" at the entrance. Otherwise you will have to say this a lot.
    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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