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    Total

    Hello!

    Can I use total (of) instead of amount of in the following examples:

    amount of a debt
    amount of a deposit
    amount of tax
    amount of data
    etc.

    Thank you in advance!

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    Re: Total

    Could you write the entire sentence as you think you would use them? That would make it easier to tell you if it works well or not.
    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: Total

    Quote Originally Posted by greegorush View Post
    Hello!

    Can I use total (of) instead of amount of in the following examples:

    amount of a debt
    amount of a deposit
    amount of tax
    amount of data
    etc.

    Thank you in advance!
    Yes, it would help to have full sentences. But from what you write I would say that you should use either "amount" or "total amount."

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    Re: Total

    Ok, I'll try.

    What is the amount (total/sum) of this?

    Actually I just can't understand how to use these words: amount, total, sum in the meaning of sum; amount of money (esp. in financial documents such as an invoice, account)...Is there any difference?

    What is the interconnection between these words?
    In which cases are they synonyms?

    1. amount of debts = total (of) debts = sum of debts = total amount/sum of debts (the same meaning)
    2. amount of tax = total (of) tax = sum of tax = total amount/sum of tax (the same meaning)

    I'd be glad if you could answer my questions.

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