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Everyday English: Sample Receipt

Everyday English: Sample Receipt

When you go shopping you receive a receipt for what you buy. Receipts are small and can be difficult to read if you don't understand the common symbols used on receipts. Here is sample receipt with an explanation of common symbols and expressions.

LB = Pounds
WT = Weight of Item(s)
@ = At
/ = Price per Unit (in this case: Pound)
TAX = State and local taxes due on purchases made (similar to VAT - Value Added Tax)
BALANCE DUE = Total of all purchased items
CASH / CHARGE = Payment method
CHANGE = Money returned after a cash payment
06/24/04 = Date of Purchase (month, day, year in the US / in the UK day, month, year)

Sample Receipt

 

Chips

1.75

2 LB @ .45/LB

   

WT

Apples

.90

 

Cereal

2.25

 

Orange Juice

1.75

1.5 LB @ 3.99/LB

   

WT

Hamburger

5.98

 

Cheese

2.35

 

Coca Cola

1.55

 

Bread

2.50

3 LB @ 4.45/LB

   

WT

Salmon

13.35

 

Salad Dressing

3.60

 

Oatmeal

1.59

2 LB @ .95/LB

   

WT

Grapes

1.90

     
     
 

TAX @ 7%

2.83

     
     
 

BALANCE DUE

43.29

 

CASH

50.00

     
     
 

CHANGE

6.71

 

6/24/05

 
     
 

Thank You!

 
 

Ken's Grocery
17 Grand Lane
Olympia, WA

 

By Kenneth Beare, About.com Guide