Money vs bucks
These days, i just like to use bucks instead of money in the speech.
I wonder if ' much ' or ' many ' should go with bucks ?
eg I don't think I could earn ( much )(many ) bucks from this assignment ???
Re: Money vs bucks
Hi, I 'm afaid you have to choose 'many' here to modify bucks.
Originally Posted by whl626
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By the way, I believe the word bucks comes from a time when people traded buck skins or male deer in place of money. One buck, two bucks, "How many bucks you got?"
In the North of Canada, specifically in a small city in the Yukon Territory, there was an elderly gentleman who had kept everything he had ever bought and when he turned 80 or so he decided he'd have a yard sale to get rid of all his possessions. During the yard sale, the elderly gentleman used the word "buck" instead of "bucks". He'd say "That there is 4 buck! and that over there is 3 buck" and so on. A few months later, the elderly man passed away, and as tribute to his memory the folks of the city started using the word "buck". (True story)
Point: In some dialects of English the word "bucks" has an irregular form, 'buck': one buck, two buck, "How many buck you got?" :D
'Quid' in English, which is slang for 'pound' also doesn't take 's' in the plural. Many BE speakers say '5 pound' quite happily.
My German teacher corrected me when I pluralized pfund. I'm guessing that's why some British speakers don't pluralize pound.
Originally Posted by tdol
I imagine so. It is also used so frequently as an adjective- a five-pound note, etc, that it sounds correct.
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