Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. Newbie
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Vietnamese
      • Home Country:
      • Vietnam
      • Current Location:
      • Canada

    • Join Date: Nov 2016
    • Posts: 30
    #1

    exchange rate of or for

    I want to travel to the UK next year. I need to exchange my Canadian dollars for British pounds. Which of my questions below is grammatically correct?

    (1) What is the exchange rate of Canadian dollars for British pounds?

    (2) What is the exchange rate from Canadian dollars to British pounds?

    Please help me. Thanks a lot.

  2. Charlie Bernstein's Avatar
    Key Member
    Other
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jan 2009
    • Posts: 4,378
    #2

    Re: exchange rate of or for

    To me, they're both fine and natural and mean the same thing. Let's see what others think.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

  3. probus's Avatar
    Key Member
    Retired English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Canada

    • Join Date: Jan 2011
    • Posts: 3,571
    #3

    Re: exchange rate of or for

    Equally possible is "What is the exchange rate for Canadian dollars to British pounds."

  4. VIP Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Dec 2015
    • Posts: 11,620
    #4

    Re: exchange rate of or for

    You'll also hear What's the Canadian dollar/Sterling exchange rate? "Sterling" is a synonym for British pound, which is also known as the pound Sterling.
    I am not a teacher.

Similar Threads

  1. Exchange of or for.
    By tufguy in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-Oct-2016, 20:39
  2. exchange
    By jasonlulu_2000 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 22-Oct-2012, 22:28
  3. Exchange for and exchange. These two word got me confused.
    By michael281001 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 19-Jul-2010, 08:26
  4. Can I exchange this?
    By Unregistered Lina in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 28-Oct-2005, 08:01

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
  •