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Meaning of "paycheck"



 
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Meaning of "paycheck" #1 (permalink) Sun Sep 24, 2006 5:16 am   Meaning of "paycheck"
 

Business Idiom in English, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #168 "Poverty in the US: living standards expressions", question 6

Weekly ......... tend to be lower for people employed in service industries.

(a) pay cuts
(b) pay checks
(c) pay offs
(d) pay slips

Business Idiom in English, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #168 "Poverty in the US: living standards expressions", answer 6

Weekly pay checks tend to be lower for people employed in service industries.

Correct answer: (b) pay checks
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what is " pay offs, pay cuts and pay slips"

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Meaning of "pay cut" #2 (permalink) Sun Sep 24, 2006 7:45 am   Meaning of "pay cut"
 

Hi minh thy

Here are some dictionary definitions:

Pay-off:
http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/payoff?view=uk

Payslip:
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=58239&dict=CALD

Pay cut
http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=pay+cut&r=66

Paycheck:
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/paycheck

Hi Torsten
Perhaps you should correct the spellings of the nouns paycheck, payslip and pay-off. ;) Apparently the only one of the choices in the test that is still written as 2 separate words is pay cut.

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Spelling of compound nouns #3 (permalink) Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:57 am   Spelling of compound nouns
 

You are right Amy, I've made the changes and they will appear online in a few days. Many thanks for pointing this out.

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