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    deposit

    Hi,

    Can we use the verb "deposit" before "school fee"?

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    Re: deposit

    Certainly. ​I paid a hundred-dollar deposit for next year's school fee.

    (I have a feeling that usage is not what you had in mind. Please write a complete sentence so we can comment appropriately.)
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: deposit

    Just to clarify:
    The word "deposit" in GoesStation's natural sentence in post #3 is a noun. It is not a verb.

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    Re: deposit

    We had to deposit a hundred dollars against next year's school fees. (Possible,and a verb, though not that natural for me)

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    Re: deposit

    "If you have already deposited school fee, ..."

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    Re: deposit

    If you have already paid the school fee ...
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    Re: deposit

    Quote Originally Posted by Untaught88 View Post
    "If you have already deposited school fee, ..."
    This is not natural.
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    Re: deposit

    I hope it is allowable to suggest a different word.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: deposit

    A deposit is fixed sum of money usually made as a security, such as a deposit for the use of a library.

    I would say: you pay (not deposit) your school fees, fully or partially in instalments.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: deposit

    Here's one: Please deposit your school fees in the box in the reception area.
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