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    correct expression

    Hi,

    Could you please help me? If someone is paid more money (e.g. EUR 1500 instead of EUR 1000) than he should have obtianed, do we say:

    He was unlawfully paid EUR 500 more.

    Thanks a lot!

    Hanka


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    Re: correct expression

    Quote Originally Posted by richalmers View Post
    He was paid 500 Euros more than he should have been.

    To say that it was unlawfully paid is to say that he deliberately did something wrong to get the extra money.

    If it was a simple accounting error you might say:

    He was mistakely paid 500 Euros more [than he should have been].

    With the Euro, it goes after the number not before.
    Thank you very much! But I have seen it many times with the currency before the number. Is it incorrect then?

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