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    Money

    1. I have little money.
    2. I have a little money. (I don't have much money.)
    Why money is considered as uncountable noun? In reality we count it.
    ex: one euro, two euros.
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    Re: Money

    We call words like this 'uncountable' when they don't have any plural form - for example '3 moneys' ''23 loves', '4 rain' are all impossible.

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    Re: Money

    Quote Originally Posted by Clare James View Post
    We call words like this 'uncountable' when they don't have any plural form - for example '3 moneys' ''23 loves', '4 rain' are all impossible.
    It's clear now, thank you very much for tthe answer
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    Re: Money

    Re "I have little...."
    "I have little money" sounds a bit odd to me, though not wrong. I think most people would say "I have very little money."
    "I have a little money" implies that you're satisfied with what you've got, or offering it as helpful and useful. "We can eat at a restaurant tonight, I have a little money."

    I'm very surprised by "two euro." Discussing the European currency, a Canadian would say "two euros."
    Just as any English-speaking person would say "one dollar, two dollars, etc."

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    Quote Originally Posted by baqarah131 View Post
    Re "I have little...."
    "I have little money" sounds a bit odd to me, though not wrong. I think most people would say "I have very little money."
    "I have a little money" implies that you're satisfied with what you've got, or offering it as helpful and useful. "We can eat at a restaurant tonight, I have a little money."

    I'm very surprised by "two euro." Discussing the European currency, a Canadian would say "two euros."
    Just as any English-speaking person would say "one dollar, two dollars, etc."

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    Thank you very much baqarah, I understood.
    Two euro? it's my careless mistake, I regret for that.

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