Language Tips: Pay in Cash and Pay by Check

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Why do we hear people say, “pay in cash” and “pay by check”? Are they correct? Check this out and find out.

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source  explained the use of “pay in cash” and “pay by check” by stating that,

“…if you pay by check, the check is a means by which you pay. But, it is not payment in itself! Not yet. The person you give the check to receives payment only when the check is cashed. So the check is between the beginning and the end of the transaction.
A cash payment is different. The cash is the payment; there is nothing in between….

The term, payment in cash, then, means ‘payment in the form of cash. …”


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