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dido4



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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 6:48 pm    Post subject: tip...for? Reply with quote

I tipped the waiter 5 dollars.

Q1: Is it correct to write like the followings?

a. I tipped 5 dollars for the waiter.
b. I gave the waiter five dollars tip.

Q2: How can we write to give waiters money for good service? Please give me some examples and phrases?

Q3: Is the word tip a Dative Verb?
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Lorikeet



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Location: San Francisco

PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 10:13 pm    Post subject: Re: tip...for? Reply with quote

dido4 wrote:
I tipped the waiter 5 dollars.

Q1: Is it correct to write like the followings?

a. I tipped 5 dollars for the waiter.
b. I gave the waiter five dollars tip.

Q2: How can we write to give waiters money for good service? Please give me some examples and phrases?

Q3: Is the word tip a Dative Verb?


I think you can say:
I tipped the waiter 5 dollars.
I gave the waiter a five-dollar tip.
I gave the waiter five dollars for a tip.
I gave the waiter five dollars as a tip.
I tipped 5 dollars to the waiter. (I don't like this one as much)
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dido4



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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 10:27 pm    Post subject: Re: tip...for? Reply with quote

Thank you, Lorikeet.


Lorikeet wrote:
dido4 wrote:
I tipped the waiter 5 dollars.

Q1: Is it correct to write like the followings?

a. I tipped 5 dollars for the waiter.
b. I gave the waiter five dollars tip.

Q2: How can we write to give waiters money for good service? Please give me some examples and phrases?

Q3: Is the word tip a Dative Verb?


I think you can say:
I tipped the waiter 5 dollars.
I gave the waiter a five-dollar tip.
I gave the waiter five dollars for a tip.
I gave the waiter five dollars as a tip.
I tipped 5 dollars to the waiter. (I don't like this one as much)
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dido4



Joined: 23 Dec 2005
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 10:30 pm    Post subject: Re: tip...for? Reply with quote

Can I say this?

I tipped 5 dollars for the waiter.



Lorikeet wrote:
dido4 wrote:
I tipped the waiter 5 dollars.

Q1: Is it correct to write like the followings?

a. I tipped 5 dollars for the waiter.
b. I gave the waiter five dollars tip.

Q2: How can we write to give waiters money for good service? Please give me some examples and phrases?

Q3: Is the word tip a Dative Verb?


I think you can say:
I tipped the waiter 5 dollars.
I gave the waiter a five-dollar tip.
I gave the waiter five dollars for a tip.
I gave the waiter five dollars as a tip.
I tipped 5 dollars to the waiter. (I don't like this one as much)
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Lorikeet



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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think so.

You could also say, "I left 5 dollars for the waiter" if it was cash on the table.
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