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    John got 50 cents back in change

    Tell me, please, the following sentence is meaning that John got a remainder? "John got 50 cents back in change."

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    Re: John got 50 cents back in change

    "John got 50 cents back in change" is perfectly clear. However, we don't say that he received "a remainder".
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 16-May-2015 at 08:57. Reason: Fixing typo.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: John got 50 cents back in change

    If you subtract the cost/price from the amount you give, the (mathematical) remainder is called the 'change'.

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    Re: John got 50 cents back in change

    Quote Originally Posted by novajeti View Post
    Tell me, please, if the following sentence is meaning means that John got a remainder.

    "John got 50 cents back in change."
    See my corrections above to the rest of your post. You want to know if the sentence means​ what you want it to mean. You did not ask a question so it should finish with a full stop.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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