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    Money or Monies?

    Hello There,

    Could someone please explain me whether money is a countable or uncountable noun? This month I got two e-mails in which ‘monies’ is used. e.g. ‘You will get your monies in next month’. If it is correct, could someone explain usage of 'maney' and 'monies' in different sentences.

    Thank you so much.

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    Re: Money or Monies?

    "Money" is normally uncountable. "Monies" is possible, and acceptable, but is really just a pretentious way of saying "money".

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    Re: Money or Monies?

    Money is uncountable

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    Re: Money or Monies?

    Money is uncountable. Monies is informal and usually used in oral speech

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    Re: Money or Monies?

    Quote Originally Posted by gio
    Money is uncountable. Monies is informal and usually used in oral speech
    I think "monies" is used in several old literary works. Not that I'm using it.

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    Re: Money or Monies?

    'Monies' is used in legal and financial language.

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    Re: Money or Monies?

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    'Monies' is used in legal and financial language.
    So is it okay to discourage students from using it?

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    Re: Money or Monies?

    I know but when I sent the reply I sent it as formal.

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    Re: Money or Monies?

    Thank you so much for all the replies. Today I tried typing 'monies' in word processor and it did not show any red underline to this word.
    This forum is really wonderful, whatever you feel like asking about everyday English usage, you can ask it here........ its great!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Money or Monies?

    Quote Originally Posted by joenuts
    So is it okay to discourage students from using it?
    Yes, unless they're writing legal contracts. I don't think I ever use the word and rarely read it. If they use it in normal contexts, it'll just sound wrong:
    I'm going to the bank to get some monies. (Yuck)

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