Cheque vs. Check

This time, we're gonna talk about the differences and similarities between these two words. Well, ready to expand your knowledge?

"Cheque" vs. "Check" in English

What Is Their Main Difference?

They both indicate a printed paper that order the bank to pay a specified amount of money from someone's account. However, 'cheque' is the British spelling, whereas, 'check' is the American spelling.

Differences

British speakers use 'cheque' when they want to refer to a particular document that orders the bank to pay a specified amount of money from someone's account. However, American speakers speel it 'check'. Look at the examples below:

Mr. McMillan wrote a cheque for $600,000.

He said he'll write us a check.

Similarities

They both refer to a specific document that orders the bank to pay a specified amount of money from someone's account. Look below:

They said we can get the money in the form of a cheque.

Jolene took the check and asked for a pen.

Are They Interchangeable?

Most native speakers use them interchangeably. Compare:

✓ Mr. Howard has written a cheque for $470,000.

✓ Mr. Howard has written a check for $470,000.

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