Thread: Sum of numbers

1. Sum of numbers

Dear teachers

Do these sentece read well?

1. If you add the amount of money reserved to pay rent, which has increased, to the money required to fund basic house needs, results \$ 4,000.
2. If you add the amount of money reserved to pay rent, which has increased, to the money required to fund basic house needs, it results \$ 4,000.
3. If you add the amount of money reserved to pay rent, which has increased, to the money required to fund basic house needs, it results in \$ 4,000.
4. If you add the amount of money reserved to pay rent, which has increased, to the money required to fund basic house needs, it sums up (to) \$ 4,000.

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Re: Sum of numbers

Only 3 reads adequately (I can't say it reads well).

Rover

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Re: Sum of numbers

I'd use ...it comes to \$4,000. I'd also change reserved to something like set/put aside to pay the rent, and the money needed to cover basic household costs.

4. Re: Sum of numbers

The structure 'If you add X to Y you get Z' also works (informally).

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