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    expense and expenditure

    Hello, Teachers.

    I'm confused about the difference between 'expense' and 'expenditure'.
    Another question is whether on earth they are countable nouns or uncountable nouns.
    I've done some google searches, but not found any clear explanation.
    Could you help me?

    Thank you in advance.

    Enydia *^_^*
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    Re: expense and expenditure

    Quote Originally Posted by enydia View Post
    Hello, Teachers.

    I'm confused about the difference between 'expense' and 'expenditure'.
    Another question is whether on earth they are countable nouns or uncountable nouns.
    I've done some google searches, but not found any clear explanation.
    Could you help me?

    Thank you in advance.

    Enydia *^_^*
    Expense refers to the cost of something and expenditure to the money you spend or the amount of money you spent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enydia View Post
    Hello, Teachers.

    I'm confused about the difference between 'expense' and 'expenditure'.
    Another question is whether on earth they are countable nouns or uncountable nouns.
    I've done some google searches, but not found any clear explanation.
    Could you help me?

    Thank you in advance.

    Enydia *^_^*
    Expense means cost/price. It can also mean something that must be paid e.g synonymous with expenditure/ disbursement
    If used as cost it is uncount; . He succeeded in business at the expense of his personal life.
    If used as expenditure (count) This year the company expenses are high.

    Expenditure means spending of resources which may be money, time, energy etc. It is used as both count/uncount. The company has made several expenditures on new equipments.
    The expenditure of so much time on that project was unnecessary.

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    Re: expense and expenditure

    Can we say: expenditure is a generic term for a group of expenses. It also refers to the act of spending.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    Can we say: expenditure is a generic term for a group of expenses. It also refers to the act of spending.

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    Yes, it is. Equipment represents a class of manual, semiautomatic and fully automatic mechanical devices. Likewise overhead Expenditure is the spending on a different catagory of expenses.

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