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Dear Ted:

Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?

1) The payments OF your credit/debit card are regular.

2) The payments ON your credit/debit crad are regular.

As always, many, many thanks for your valuable help.

Paolo

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Dear Paolo:

Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?

1) The payments OF your credit/debit card are regular.

2) The payments ON your credit/debit crad are regular.

*** #2 is correct.  It means that you make a regular [once a month] payments to reduce your credit card balance.  If you want to use OF, you'd have to write a sentence like this:

The payment OF your credit card BALANCE was made last week.  That means you paid off your credit card debt IN FULL.

Ted

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