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Discussion in 'English Only' started by abc890, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. abc890 Junior Member

    Tagalog
    Is this sentence grammatically correct?

    "Enclosed is check in amount of $100 for the second payment of the above mentioned account."

    I am unsure if "of" is the correct preposition in this sentence...would using, "for", also be correct?

    Thank you in advance for your help!
     
  2. SwissPete

    SwissPete Senior Member

    94044 USA
    Français (CH), AE (California)
    My choice:

    "Enclosed is a check in the amount of $100 for the second payment to the above mentioned account."
     
  3. PaulQ

    PaulQ Senior Member

    UK
    English - England
    "Enclosed is check in amount of for $100, which is for the second payment in respect of the above mentioned account."

    "in the amount of" is a waste of words.
     
  4. Parla Senior Member

    New York City
    English - US
    I agree with Paul about the check. I'd say on the account.
     
  5. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    Penang
    American English
    What sort of "above-mentioned account" is this? A credit card bill, for example? (You have a "second payment," which we would only expect with a recurrent charge, not, for instance, a water or electric or gas bill.)
     
  6. redgiant Senior Member

    Cantonese, Hong Kong
    Did you forget to place an article before "check"? Or is it being used uncountably?
     
  7. PaulQ

    PaulQ Senior Member

    UK
    English - England
    Ha! I appoint you my proofreader! It should be "a check". :thumbsup:
     

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