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“Checking” vs. “chequing” vs. “chequeing” with regards to types of bank accounts
Do we ask for check or cheque in restaurants?

I believe the original spelling for it was cheque, but when used in context of an account, it appears to the the form of check. Are these two words interchangeable or is there some background story as the two spellings?


In British English, cheque is the only spelling for the financial instrument; what you get in a restaurant is the bill. In American English, check is used for both.

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