# John is saying that the pay back will be delayed by 24 hours. Toby doesn't like it he

#### tufguy

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1) John is saying that the pay back will be delayed by 24 hours. Toby doesn't like it he wants his money now.

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#### tufguy

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Please start using basic punctuation correctly. There is absolutely no point in your posting streams of convoluted sentences when you repeat mistakes that have been pointed out to you countless times.

1) John is saying that the pay back will be delayed by 24 hours. Toby doesn't like it. He wants his money now.

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#### GoesStation

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1) John is saying that the pay back will be delayed by 24 hours. Toby doesn't like it. He wants his money now.

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The second and third are perfect. The first doesn't work. If John is saying he can't pay Toby back for twenty-four hours, you should say that. Use the simple present, not the continuous tense.

#### tufguy

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The second and third are perfect. The first doesn't work. If John is saying he can't pay Toby back for twenty-four hours, you should say that. Use the simple present, not the continuous tense.

1) John says that the pay back will be delayed by 24 hours. Toby doesn't like it. He wants his money now.

Is it correct?

#### GoesStation

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The second and third are perfect. The first doesn't work. If John is saying he can't pay Toby back for twenty-four hours, you should say that. Use the simple present, not the continuous tense.

1) John says that the pay back will be delayed by 24 hours. Toby doesn't like it. He wants his money now.

Is it correct?

#### tufguy

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1) John says that he can't pay Toby back for another 24 hours. Toby doesn't like it. He wants his money now.

Can we also say "if the payment (can we say "pay back here?) is being delayed for 24 hours or more than that, it means there is a problem"?

#### Tdol

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1) John says that he can't pay Toby back for another 24 hours. Toby doesn't like it. He wants his money now.

That works better.

#### GoesStation

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can we say "pay back" here?
No. Although the word payback (without a space) exists, it does not mean "payment".

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