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    Default portion/amount

    every parent is asked to contributed a ----- of the total cost

    1)portion 2)trend 3)nutrition 4)amount

    Which choice is cprrect?

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    Default Re: portion/amount

    hooshdar, we have told you several times that we like you to try first - and give your reason.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    hooshdar, we have told you several times that we like you to try first - and give your reason.
    I only have doubts between portion/amount

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    Default Re: portion/amount

    Hooshdar jan!

    "Portion" is true.

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    Default Re: portion/amount

    Hint: If the correct word "amount," how would that change the article?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Hint: If the correct word "amount," how would that change the article?
    Well, I supposed they wouldn't have made such a priliminary mistake.It would be an amount.But isn't "an amount" possible?

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    Default Re: portion/amount

    By the way, can portion be replaced by part in the above sentence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dut_thinker View Post
    By the way, can 'portion' be replaced by 'part' in the above sentence?
    Yes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donbelid View Post
    Hooshdar jan!

    "Portion" is true.
    It's not "true"; it's "correct".
    It's true that that answer is correct. It's not correct to say that the answer is true.

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    Default Re: portion/amount

    Every parent is asked to contribute a ----- of the total cost.
    Hooshdar, please take the trouble to transcribe sentences accurately.

    Quote Originally Posted by hooshdar3 View Post
    Well, I supposed they wouldn't have made such an elementary mistake._It would be an amount._But isn't "an amount" possible?
    No. 'Amount' is not the same as 'portion'.

    Leave a space after full stops, like you did after the earlier comma.

    Rover

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