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    a saving of 750,000

    M5 bridge finished in time for Christmas
    The early finish means a saving of 750,000 on the 7 million cost. A total of 350 people worked on the project with 30,000sqm of asphalt surfacing and 4,000 tonnes of concrete used to create the central reservation.

    Is it okay to say saving 750,000 in place of a saving of 750,000?

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    Re: a saving of 750,000

    Yes, you can.

    I would have said "a savings of" -- I wonder if this is my mistake, a regional difference, or a typo from the original?
    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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    Re: a saving of 750,000

    I guess it is, like

    They found a tiger cub in the wood. (woods)

    which may sound odd to you.


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    Re: a saving of 750,000

    The early finish means a saving of 750,000 on the 7 million cost. A total of 350 people worked on the project with 30,000sqm of asphalt surfacing and 4,000 tonnes of concrete used to create the central reservation.

    saving
    an amount of something that you manage to avoid using or spending
    saving of: We got the television on sale, which made a saving of $75.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...-2004Jul1.html
    For instance, since Mr. Schwarzenegger took office on Nov. 17, the toilet paper in the Capitol has been switched from two-ply to one-ply, a saving of thousands of dollars over the years. "It's not anymore the two-ply," he said. "Because you know what? We're trimming. We're living within our means."

    Is a saving of the same thing as a saving of?
    Is a saving of the same thing as a saving of?

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    Re: a saving of 750,000

    The early finish means a saving of 750,000 on the 7 million cost.

    This is perfectly correct in BrE.

    The early finish means saving 750,000 on the 7 million cost.


    This is also correct but much less elegant.

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