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    Usage of "Respectively"

    I have a problem on using the word "Respectively", can someone help me?

    Meaning:
    I received a claim letter on 1st Jan 2010. The claim amount is $500.00
    I received another claim letter on 2nd Jan 2010. The claim amount is $400.00

    Can I combine the sentences like this:
    The claim amount of the letter received on 1st Jan 2010 and 2nd Jan 2010 is $500.00 and $400.00 respectively.

    If it is incorrect, please tell me the correct answer.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Usage of "Respectively"

    Quote Originally Posted by SandyHui View Post
    I have a problem on using the word "Respectively", can someone help me?

    Meaning:
    I received a claim letter on 1st Jan 2010. The claim amount is $500.00
    I received another claim letter on 2nd Jan 2010. The claim amount is $400.00

    Can I combine the sentences like this:
    The claim amount of the letter received on 1st Jan 2010 and 2nd Jan 2010 is $500.00 and $400.00 respectively.

    If it is incorrect, please tell me the correct answer.

    Thank you.
    The amounts claimed in the letters received on 1st Jan 2010 and 2nd Jan 2010 are $500.00 and $400.00 respectively.

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    Re: Usage of "Respectively"

    Quote Originally Posted by SandyHui View Post
    I have a problem on using the word "Respectively", can someone help me?

    Meaning:
    I received a claim letter on 1st Jan 2010. The claim amount is $500.00
    I received another claim letter on 2nd Jan 2010. The claim amount is $400.00

    Can I combine the sentences like this:

    The claim amount of the letters received on 1st Jan 2010 and 2nd Jan 2010 is [was] $500.00 and $400.00 respectively.


    If it is incorrect, please tell me the correct answer.

    Thank you.
    Yes, that's how you use the word.

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    Re: Usage of "Respectively"

    You are correct.

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