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    Fund or Funding

    Hi all,
    I've just looked up "funding" and "fund" in Online Oxford Dictionary,
    With "funding", it showed: "money for a particular purpose; the act of providing money for such a purpose"
    With "fund", it showed: "an amount of money that has been saved or has been made available for a particular purpose"
    Both of them have the same meaning that is money for a particular purpose.
    So I wonder if we can put "fund" instead of "funding" in this sentence:
    There have been large cuts in government funding for scientific research.
    Does "funding" in that sentence mean "the act of providing money" or "money for a particular purpose"?

    Thanks alot

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    Re: Fund or Funding

    "Funding" works the best. You could use "funds" (plural) for a second choice.

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    Re: Fund or Funding

    I got it. Thank you so much!

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    Re: Fund or Funding

    Welcome to the forum, bangdtbk.

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