In this blog post we look at when to use check and when to use cheque.
"Check" and "cheque" are two words that are pronounced similarly but have different meanings and spellings.
"Check" is a verb that means to look at or examine something in order to verify that it is correct or complete.
It can also be a noun that refers to an examination or inspection of something. In American English, the spelling "check" is used for both the verb and the noun.
"Cheque" is a noun that refers to a written order directing a bank to pay a specified sum of money from the drawer's account. It is the spelling used in British English and other countries.
Note: In some countries, such as the United States and Canada, the word "check" is used to refer to a written order to a financial institution to pay a specific sum of money from the writer's account. In other countries, such as the United Kingdom and Australia, the word "cheque" is used for this purpose.
Here are some examples of "check" and "cheque" used in sentences:
She checked the list to make sure everything was in order.
He checked the oil level in the car.
She checked her phone to see if she had any messages.
He did a check on the car to make sure it was in good condition.
She received a check from the company for her work.
He wrote a check to pay the bill.
She wrote a cheque to pay the bill. (British English)
He deposited the cheque into his bank account. (British English)
The bank cashed the cheque for her. (British English)
Here are 10 example sentences using the word "check" as both a verb and a noun:
I need to check my calendar to see if I'm free on Saturday. (verb)
Can you check the tire pressure to make sure it's okay? (verb)
He checked his wallet to see if he had enough cash. (verb)
She checked her makeup in the mirror before leaving the house. (verb)
I need to check the expiration date on this milk before I drink it. (verb)
I'm going to write a check to pay the rent. (noun)
Can you deposit this check into my account? (noun)
I'll need to write a separate check for the tip. (noun)
He wrote a check to cover the cost of the tickets. (noun)
She deposited her paycheck into the bank in the form of a check. (noun)
Here are 10 example sentences using the word "cheque" (also spelled "check" in some countries):
I'm going to write a cheque to pay the rent.
Can you deposit this cheque into my account?
I'll need to write a separate cheque for the tip.
He wrote a cheque to cover the cost of the tickets.
She deposited her paycheck into the bank in the form of a cheque.
I need to order more cheques from the bank.
Can you make sure this cheque is signed and dated correctly?
He forgot to bring his cheque book, so he had to pay with cash.
She lost one of her cheques, so she had to cancel it and order new ones.
I need to balance my cheque book to make sure all my transactions are accounted for.