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Hello,

1. The dog curled up himself around the baby to protect it.

2. Did you pay in cheque or by cash?

Are these sentences correct?

Thanks.
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Yes they seem to be alright.
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I'd say

1. ... curled itself; if the baby's already an "it", no reason why the dog shouldn't be!

2. ... pay by cheque or cash
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Hi,

1. The dog curled up himself around the baby to protect it. Yes, 'itself' is more common, although 'himself' can be used if the dog is our pet. curled himself up is more idiomatic than curled up himself, which really sounds wrong.

2. ... in cheque or by cash.... If you want to use two prepositions, say ...by cheque or in cash... You can also use 'with', of course.

Best wishes, Clive
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I'm confused. Is it 'pay by cash' or 'pay in cash'?
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pay by cash -> 206.000
pay in cash -> 235.000
I think Clive advised to say by cheque and in cash, or else with cash or with a cheque.