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    #1

    it or them

    hi ,,
    i have a qestion ..
    what should we say when we talk about money ..
    for exampleL:
    did you get it ?
    or
    did you get them? ..(the money)
    ?
    thanks..

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    #2

    Re: it or them

    Money is generally an uncountable noun treated as a singular.

    My money is in the bank.
    My money is in the car. Would you get it for me?


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    #3

    Re: it or them

    Quote Originally Posted by hyat View Post
    hi ,,
    i have a qestion ..
    what should we say when we talk about money ..
    for exampleL:
    did you get it ?
    or
    did you get them? ..(the money)
    ?
    thanks..
    In "Did you get it?", 'it' stands for 'the money', Hyat. 'them' could only be used if you were specifying a particular set of bills.

    A: Go in and get me 5 - 20s, 7 - 10s and 12 - 5s.

    [20s = twenty dollar bills and so on]

    B: [B goes into the bank and comes back out]

    A: Did you get them?


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    #4

    Re: it or them

    We all know that the noun money is uncountable, so as it has not plural we have to treat it only in the singular form.
    the right option is "Did you get IT?

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    #5

    Re: it or them

    mykwyner ,, riverkid
    thank you so much..

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    #6

    Re: it or them

    thank you eliss

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