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    Why is money uncountable?

    I learned that we can't count money like "1 money, 2 moneys, 3 moneys", and that's the reason why it's treated as uncountable.

    But, still because of dollars that are countable, our notion of of money is countable. Can someone explain to me about the reason why it can't be counted clearly?

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    Re: Why is money uncountable?

    It's not unique to money.

    You can count your suitcases, but you still just have "luggage."
    You can count your chairs, but you still have "furniture."
    You can count miles, but it's still "distance."

    You can count dollars, pounds, or yen, but it's collectively "money."

    Does your language have other nouns that are not countable?
    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: Why is money uncountable?

    Money is a concept. A way to measure and store value, which can be exchanged in a free market for goods and services.

    Dollars or pounds are a particular application of the concept of money.

    I suppose economists do use "monies" when talking about more than one nation's currency.

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    Re: Why is money uncountable?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I suppose economists do use "monies" when talking about more than one nation's currency.
    I heard that "monies" means "sums of money". Is it possible?

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    Re: Why is money uncountable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kotfor View Post
    I heard that "monies" means "sums of money". Is it possible?
    It is possible.

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