make/do/accomplish a payment

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Gabriel Malheiros

Senior Member
Portuguese - Brazil
Hi, there

If I want to pay for something, should I say "make a payment" "do a payment" or "accomplish a payment"? Is it correct to use the last one?

Thank you
 
  • Florentia52

    Modwoman in the attic
    English - United States
    Please give us the complete sentence, Gabriel, and tell us what you are trying to say. Are you paying in full for the item, or are you only paying part of the amount?
     
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    Florentia52

    Modwoman in the attic
    English - United States
    "Accomplish" doesn't work at all. "Do the payment" and "make the payment" are awkward at best. We'd be more likely to say (if we happened to be staying in a hotel that allowed such a thing) "I'll pay when I check out."

    [Cross-posted with JulianStuart]
     

    Cafp

    New Member
    Spanish - Mexico
    What about if I am asked about what I did last weekend? Could I answer "I made some payments/purchases last weeked".

    Does that sound better in this context?
     

    Florentia52

    Modwoman in the attic
    English - United States
    Does which sound better than what, Cafp?

    “I made some payments last weekend“ is a grammatically acceptable sentence, but it’s an odd thing to say in response to a question about what you did last weekend.

    ”I made some purchases last weekend” makes a little more sense in the context, but it is quite formal.
     
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