"Cheque of $100" Vs "Cheque for $100"

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Which one of the sentences given is correct and Why? "This is a cheque of $100". "This is a cheque for $100"

asked Jan 02 at 15:34 Karthik Swaminathan New member

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If you look in the dictionary, you can discover how each word is used.  In the dictionary that I use, there are three usages that show why for makes sense as the right choice:

 

1) in consideration or payment of

2) in place of, instead of

3) in exchange for

 

A cheque is a piece of paper used instead of cash.  It is a piece of paper given as payment.  You can take it to the bank and exchange it for cash.

 

The dictionary is a wonderful resource!

link comment edited Jan 05 at 16:42 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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