Re: Pay or Repay a Debt?

Subject: Re: Pay or Repay a Debt?
From: Martin Bosworth <martinhbosworth -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 08:59:49 -0500

On 12/16/05, Lisa Dugger <saveena -dot- kitten -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Question:
>
> If you have a loan, are you repaying or paying the debt? I have heard
> both, but I don't think that repay is correct. Wouldn't that mean
> that you pay the debt twice? Or maybe I just need more caffiene and
> sugar...

Lisa,

I think you're right. When you're lent money, or any kind of favor,
you don't repay something you haven't paid yet. You therefore *pay*
the debt back.

I think the confusion comes from the fact that loans are used to pay
for other things before paying back the money to the lender. Thus
people consider it a "repayment."

Martin
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