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'mail for one thousand dollars' vs. 'mail with...' #1 (permalink) Tue Apr 25, 2006 15:31 pm   'mail for one thousand dollars' vs. 'mail with...'
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #97 "Common English phrases with prepositions", question 4

This morning I received a cheque in the mail ......... one thousand dollars.

(a) about
(b) for
(c) on
(d) with

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #97 "Common English phrases with prepositions", answer 4

This morning I received a cheque in the mail for one thousand dollars.

Correct answer: (b) for

Your answer was: incorrect
This morning I received a cheque in the mail with one thousand dollars.
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Dear Sir

why not "with" here

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'mail for one thousand dollars' vs. 'mail with...' #2 (permalink) Tue Apr 25, 2006 16:18 pm   'mail for one thousand dollars' vs. 'mail with...'
 

Hi Stone

If you receive 'a cheque with one thousand dollars' that means you receive a cheque AND also one thousand dollars in cash. The amount of the cheque is unknown in the sentence, but in total you would receive more than one thousand dollars.

If you receive 'a cheque for one thousand dollars', that means that the amount written on the cheque is one thousand dollars and so that's exactly how much money you receive.

Hope that helps.
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'mail for one thousand dollars' vs. 'mail with...' #3 (permalink) Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:48 am   'mail for one thousand dollars' vs. 'mail with...'
 

thank you Yankee,
your explanation about,for and with, so much help able for me,
now i can understand easily different between ,for and with,

thanks ......................................................................
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'mail for one thousand dollars' vs. 'mail with...' #4 (permalink) Sun Jan 10, 2010 13:30 pm   'mail for one thousand dollars' vs. 'mail with...'
 

Hi Muhammad,

Please note the difference between 'difference' (noun) and 'different' (adjective). Also, the word 'I' is always capitalized. You would greatly benefit from improving your typing habits.

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'mail for one thousand dollars' vs. 'mail with...' #5 (permalink) Thu May 31, 2012 10:41 am   'mail for one thousand dollars' vs. 'mail with...'
 

hi,why can't I use 'about' in this sentense?
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'mail for one thousand dollars' vs. 'mail with...' #6 (permalink) Thu May 31, 2012 17:21 pm   'mail for one thousand dollars' vs. 'mail with...'
 

Are you thinking about the amount being an estimated figure of one thousand dollars?
That sentence would be:
This morning I received a cheque in the mail for about one thousand dollars.
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'mail for one thousand dollars' vs. 'mail with...' #7 (permalink) Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:11 am   'mail for one thousand dollars' vs. 'mail with...'
 

dear Beeesneees
tnanks for the explaination
that was what I was thinking about and now I know how to use it.
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