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hey friend,

I have a friend who owns a restaurant asked for my help to write him a sentence.He would like to have their customer to pay bills by not using lots of coins,because some of his customers would pay bills with more than 50 5pence or 1pence on a single bill.

"Bills are restricted to payment policy as 1 pence and 5 pence
should not be included over
an amount of 20 in a transaction,
thank you"


I would like to have your kind grammar check on this sentence ,thank you!
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I am not sure how legal it's to tell customers how they should pay their checks/taps/bills in Europe but in the US, if loose change is all a customer has, you have no options but to accept it. There is some confusion in the sentence in question. Do you mean that if the bill is under 20 pounds he can pay in lots of pence?
That said, I would say this for the purpose:
Dear patrons:
Thank you for your business. Please note that we can not accpet payment made entirely in loose change. We apologize for your inconvenience.
How about "Please do not use more than twenty coins in a single transaction" (or "... in paying your bill.")

(I also think that in the U.S., you can't legally refuse any form of "legal tender." Of course you can make a request or suggestion. I don't know if its different in Britain.)
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hi mate,

Thanks for your response,I neither have idea on this legal issue but he just does not want to be annoyed by counting 1 and 5 pence coins all the time given by naughty customer.I like you sentence but it does not clarify the use of 20 ,50 pence or even 1 pound are actually allowable.In the UK,coins ranging from 1 pence to 2 pounds

What do you think about this revamped sentence?

"Bills are restricted to payment policy as 1 pence and 5 pence
should not be paid with an exceeding
amount of 20 coins
in a transaction, thank you"


Regards
Hi mate,

I don't think this sentence is suitable as in Britain coins are ranging from 1 pence to 2 pounds,so my friend is only annoyed by
some of his customers paying entire 1 or 5 pence on the bills.
Slow Learnerhi mate,

Thanks for your response,I neither have idea on this legal issue but he just does not want to be annoyed by counting 1 and 5 pence coins all the time given by naughty customer.I like you sentence but it does not clarify the use of 20 ,50 pence or even 1 pound are actually allowable.In the UK,coins ranging from 1 pence to 2 pounds

What do you think about this revamped sentence?

"Bills are restricted to payment policy as 1 pence and 5 pence
should not be used entirely in an exceeding
amount of 20 coins
in a transaction, thank you"


Regards

I think this make more sense?I really find it hard to construct this sentence!
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However my friend could accept the use of 1or 5 pence are not more than 20 coins on a single bill.

regards
The revamped sentence is as clear as a puddle of mud in my opinion. Why do you have to specify 1 and 5 pence denomination and limit the allowance under 20 coins.

<<<>>> should not be used entirely in an exceeding amount of 20 coins - I have no idea what this exactly means.
I believe this is what you want to say: "No more than 20 1p and/or 5p coins will be accepted in a single transaction."

Please eliminate "Bills are restricted to payment policy" - it's quite unclear. So is "should not be used entirely in an exceeding amount of 20 coins."
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