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    Monies and Moneys

    Hi there,

    Is "monies" and "moneys" the same? If not, how do we know which form to use?

    Thanks

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    Re: Monies and Moneys

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hi there,

    Is "monies" and "moneys" the same? If not, how do we know which form to use?

    Thanks
    According to various websites, both are possible plurals of money, but then "money" is also the plural of money! Some show "sums of money" to be the plural.

    Personally, I have always used "monies" if I've needed a plural, ie "The monies collected by a bank from its users are invested in various ways".
    However, "The money collected by a bank......." would be equally understandable. Not very helpful, I realise, but English has never been known to be logical.

    I'm sure other users will have various views on this!

    PS - Your question should have been "ARE moneys and monies the same?"
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 12-Jan-2010 at 18:31. Reason: Correction

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    Re: Monies and Moneys

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    Hi there,

    Is "monies" and "moneys" the same? If not, how do we know which form to use?

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    "Money" is uncountable.

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    Re: Monies and Moneys

    moneis = amounts of money.

    Any monies received from this interest will be treated as capital.

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    Re: Monies and Moneys

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    moneis = amounts of money.

    Any monies received from this interest will be treated as capital.

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    Yes, but for most purposes "money" is uncountable, except perhaps in legalistic language.

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