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    #1

    count your money

    Please count your money in front of the teller.

    Since money is an uncountable noun, is the above sentence acceptable?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    #2

    Re: count your money

    Yes.

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    #3

    Re: count your money

    Just remember that you never count your money when you're sitting at the table, because there'll be time enough for counting when the dealing's done.

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    #4

    Re: count your money

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    Just remember that you never count your money when you're sitting at the table, because there'll be time enough for counting when the dealing's done.

    I am not a native speaker. I don't know what you mean. Can you explain your sentence in simple English? Thank you for your reply.
    I need native speakers' help.

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    #5

    Re: count your money

    It is from a Kenny Rogers song. Not relevant to the discussion.

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    #6

    Re: count your money

    Not relevant but a great song! Just in case anyone wants a diversion from their studies, here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jj4nJ1YEAp4
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: count your money

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    Please count your money in front of the teller.

    Since money is an uncountable noun, is the above sentence acceptable?
    Yes, but what you will actually be counting are the numbers of the currency. Your answer will be 200 dollars, not involving a plural of money. However, there is a plural form monies, which you may come across in legal texts.

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    #8

    Re: count your money

    I take 'count your money' to mean 'count the amount of your money', where 'the amount' is represented in numbers.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #9

    Re: count your money

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I take 'count your money' to mean 'count the amount of your money',
    In a way, but 'count the amount of your money' is not natural English.

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