Today’s Grammar Point: ～てすむ/～ですむ
すむ（済む） has a few meanings but if it is used after a てform verb/adjective or a noun + で, ～て/で すむ means “to be settled with/by ～” or “～ is enough to…”
- [てform verb/adjective] + すむ
- [noun] + で + すむ
It is not something that can be settled with an apology.
It would be good if you could settle the matter by just paying for it but I don’t think that would be the case.
I didn’t have to go shopping today.
We were lucky to have cheap dinner today.
Traveling by car is good because it requires less hand luggage.
I’m glad that you escaped the situation with that little injury.
Just cutting your bangs would take only 5 minutes.
I only had to pay some fine.
I thought I would be suspended, but all I had to do was to write a reflection statement.
If money can settle it, I will pay any amount.
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