How can I use “check out”? Hi, when I look for check out in Macmillan dictionary, it says as follows: 2 [TRANSITIVE] AMERICAN to pay for your goods before leaving a supermarket or other large store 1. Then how can I use check out in this meaning? Could you please give me several examples? 2. And I found this example: I'm about to check out—is there anything else you needed from the store? Do you think it would be said by the clerk at the counter? 3. Can I use “check out” in the meaning of completing a payment as a clerk and a customer both? For example, can I say “would you like me to check you out now?” as a cashier at a shop?
Oct 26, 2019 8:11 AM
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1. I’m next in line at the check out counter and I’ll be checked out in a few minutes. The guy at the check out counter had me checked out very quickly. Customer to store clerk: Where can I get checked out? 2. The person asking this is talking to someone else (perhaps on the phone.) A clerk might ask: Are you ready to check out!
October 27, 2019
I would suggest you have a look at the Oxford learner's dictionary.
October 26, 2019
In answer to number 2, no, that would not be said by the clerk. That would be said by a customer who is on his or her mobile phone talking to someone who is at home. The customer would be asking a friend or family member if he or she should find something else before paying and leaving the shop.
October 26, 2019
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