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    is Money singular or plural, any rules?

    "Money is not everything".
    - here it is singular
    ".. and his money are soon gone"
    - plural

    My question: it the word money just to be used as both, freely? or is there any
    rule?
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    Jianchi

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    Re: is Money singular or plural, any rules?

    Welcome, jianchiwei.

    [1] Money is not everything.
    => Money is the subject; it's singular, so its verb is singular.

    [2]He and his money are soon gone.
    => The subject is He and his money, two nouns, so the verb is plural. Money is singular.

    Does that help?

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    Re: is Money singular or plural, any rules?

    One rule is that sums of money are singular. Two hundred dollars is more than I can afford.

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