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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    amount

    I am wondering if it is correct or not.

    Please ask Mr.John to give us sum amount to run our charity work.

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    #2

    Re: amount

    Quote Originally Posted by malook View Post
    I am wondering if it is correct or not.

    Please ask Mr. [space] John to give us a donation to run our charity work.
    Now it is!
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #3

    Re: amount

    Note that "Mr John" works only if his surname is John. If that's his first name, then "Mr" is inappropriate.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: amount

    That is certainly true in The British Isles, North America, Australia and New Zealand. However, in some parts of the world where English is used as the language of communication, Mr + forename is common.
    Last edited by Piscean; 12-May-2016 at 20:21. Reason: typo

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