I was doing the math

Discussion in 'English Only' started by CORALINNA, Feb 11, 2019 at 11:03 PM.

  1. CORALINNA Senior Member

    Portuguese - Brasil
    When a person is calculating the amount of money they have and the bills they have to pay to see if they can afford to buy something they want, can they say:

    I was doing the math and realized that I don’t have enough money to pay for another course.

    I had to budget to realize that I don’t have enough money to pay for another course.

    I was calculating my budget and realized that I don’t have enough money to pay for another course.

    What should I say?
     
  2. lingobingo

    lingobingo Senior Member

    London
    English - England
    What are you trying to say? The 1st and 3rd sentences are fine (the 3rd is more formal), but the 2nd one doesn’t mean the same thing. In fact it doesn’t make much sense at all.
     
  3. The Newt

    The Newt Senior Member

    USA / EEUU
    English - US
  4. CORALINNA Senior Member

    Portuguese - Brasil
    Thank you! Sentence 1 will do.
     

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