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Let's say that someone borrow ten dollars from me. Would it be correct if that person say by using the preposition "by" that

I became indebted by 10$.

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It's correct. The $ sign goes just in front of the amount.

I became indebted by $10.

There is an implied "the amount of" between the by and the $10.

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  • Correct maybe but not natural at all. "To become indebted" is very stiff and antiquated for everyday language. "I owe you $10." – TypeIA Dec 3 '19 at 16:57
  • I have downvoted the answer as I think it is misleading. I have never come across and can find no reference to the phrase to become indebted by any amount. – Ronald Sole Dec 3 '19 at 19:19
  • @RonaldSole Look farther. – puppetsock Dec 3 '19 at 20:09
  • @puppetsock I shall gladly reverse my vote and opinion if you can source your answer adequately. – Ronald Sole Dec 3 '19 at 22:05
  • @RonaldSole Nope. Wouldn't want you to actually have to read the link I provided. You leave that down-vote right where it is. – puppetsock Dec 3 '19 at 22:10

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