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    #1

    pay back my debt

    Hi teachers!

    I'd like to ask you to check the sentences below. Are they all okay?

    1. I finally paid off my debt.
    2. I finally paid off the money I borrowed.
    3. I finally paid back my debt.
    4. I finally paid back the money I borrowed.
    5. I finally returned my debt.
    6. I finally returened the money I borrowed.

    Thank you!

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    #2

    Re: pay back my debt

    All OK. Watch the spelling error or typo in the last one!

    "Returned my debt", by the way, usually means the debt was not monetary. Giri.

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    #3

    Re: pay back my debt

    Quote Originally Posted by abaka View Post
    All OK. Watch the spelling error or typo in the last one!

    "Returned my debt", by the way, usually means the debt was not monetary. Giri.
    I don't like 5. either. Do you really "return" a debt?

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    #4

    Re: pay back my debt

    I have a strong preference for paid off the debt and paid back the money.

    I agree that 5 and 6 don't work - unless you return the money immediately after getting the loan and cancel the loan as though it had not happened, which you have the right to do in most cases within 3 business days.

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