Fifteen dollars. Paid money order

At a post office

Man: I need to send some money to Ottawa to pay for a magazine subscription,
and I’m wondering what’s the best way.

Post master: The best way is through posting money order,
and for how much would the subscription be?

Man: Fifteen dollars.

Post master: Fifteen dollars and there’s also a dollar fee involved;
it’ll be sixteen dollars altogether.

Man: OK.

Post master: Fifteen dollars. Paid money order. ←


Fifteen dollars. Paid money order. ← This section of dialogue is lncorrect.

Please correct it. :two_hearts:

What really the post master is saying? :two_hearts:

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Online video to text results:

  • 15 dollars Canadian Money over.
  • Are $15 Canadian money.
  • For $15, Canadian money will go.

Results are not accurate.

Thank you

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It’s hard to understand. It sounds like he’s saying:

For [something] fifteen dollar Canadian money order.

The missing part is probably ‘a’ or ‘the’.

“Fifteen dollars. Paid money order.”

This was not in the recorded part so I don’t know what he said. He might mean fifteen dollars for a prepaid money order or something similar. That’s a total guess since I didn’t hear it.

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I also hear “For a fifteen dollar Canadian money order.”
It is hard to make out, but it helps to know that it’s in Canada.
It also seems to me he probably means a money order of 15 Canadian dollars as opposed to a Canadian money order of $15. That is, “Canadian” modifies “dollar” rather than “money order” .

You might want to check the transcription for the first Postmaster line.

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Thank you so much, NearlyNapping

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Thank you so much, Arinker
Thank you so much, Torsten, Natalia, for your likes. :two_hearts:

I think he is saying (paid or please) at the end of the sentence.

So, which sentences grammatically and Semantically are correct?

1- Fifteen dollar Canadian money order.
2- Fifteen dollar Canadian money order, paid.
3- Fifteen dollar Canadian money order, please.


4- For a fifteen dollar Canadian money order.
5- For a fifteen dollar Canadian money order, paid.
6- For a fifteen dollar Canadian money order, please.

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