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    please help me to correct, thank you.

    1) You are not allowed to break bill with anyone in the store?
    2) You are not allowed to do any money changing in the bank?
    3) Employee have to keep an open eye for customer's order or re-order.
    4) Employee have to be alert on order or re-order.

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    Re: please help me to correct, thank you.

    what on earth does 'break bill' mean????

    You can pay/settle/ make out a bill.

    'Breaking a bill' reminds me of a bird's beak.

    If I were you, I'd look it up in a really good dictionary!

    Good luck!

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    Re: please help me to correct, thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by wace View Post
    what on earth does 'break bill' mean????

    You can pay/settle/ make out a bill.
    you can also break one.

    'breaking a bill' reminds me of a bird's beak.

    "breaking a bill" also means changing a large denomination bank note (a bill) for several smaller ones.
    a: Hey mate, can you break a 50? [excuse me, sir. Would you be able to change my $50 bill for notes of a smaller denomination?]
    b: Sure, how's two twenties and a ten? [certainly. Would two $20 notes and one $10 note be suitable for your purposes?]

    if i were you, i'd look it up in a really good dictionary!
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    Smile Re: please help me to correct, thank you.

    I am an academic editor at a US university and teach writing to native and non-native English speaking students, but I am not an English teacher.

    Simple corrections are enclosed in parentheses. However, as evidenced by earlier replies, the English in the model sentences is not clear and is likely to be misinterpreted. Therefore, full revisions of the sentences are also given.

    1) You are not allowed to break bill with anyone in the store? (Use full stop, not question mark)
    Revision: Employees are not allowed to break a bill (i.e., make change) with other employees or customers of the store.
    2) You are not allowed to do any money changing in the bank? (Use full stop, not question mark)
    Revision: Employees are not allowed to engage in money changing or currency conversion in the bank.
    3) Employee have to keep an open eye for customer's order or re-order. (Change “employee” to plural "employeeS" to agree with plural verb “have.”)
    Revision: Employees must keep alert (keep an eye open) for customers’ (possessive for more than one customer) orders or re-orders.
    4) Employees have to be alert on order or re-order. (Change “employee” to plural "employees" to agree with plural verb “have.”)
    Revision: Employees must pay attention to details of orders and re-orders.

    Hope this helps!
    Last edited by editor; 02-Jun-2009 at 17:23. Reason: Clarity

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    Re: please help me to correct, thank you.

    Thank you, Raymott.
    I couldn't find any of the examples you provided in my dictionaries, but I have duly copied them down.
    Scott hadleft out the indefinite article, which made the sentence sound a little strange (to my ears, at least).

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