Usage of "Respectively"

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SandyHui

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I have a problem on using the word "Respectively", can someone help me?

Meaning:
I received a claim letter on 1st Jan 2010. The claim amount is $500.00
I received another claim letter on 2nd Jan 2010. The claim amount is $400.00

Can I combine the sentences like this:
The claim amount of the letter received on 1st Jan 2010 and 2nd Jan 2010 is $500.00 and $400.00 respectively.

If it is incorrect, please tell me the correct answer.

Thank you.
 

bhaisahab

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I have a problem on using the word "Respectively", can someone help me?

Meaning:
I received a claim letter on 1st Jan 2010. The claim amount is $500.00
I received another claim letter on 2nd Jan 2010. The claim amount is $400.00

Can I combine the sentences like this:
The claim amount of the letter received on 1st Jan 2010 and 2nd Jan 2010 is $500.00 and $400.00 respectively.

If it is incorrect, please tell me the correct answer.

Thank you.
The amounts claimed in the letters received on 1st Jan 2010 and 2nd Jan 2010 are $500.00 and $400.00 respectively.
 

Raymott

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I have a problem on using the word "Respectively", can someone help me?

Meaning:
I received a claim letter on 1st Jan 2010. The claim amount is $500.00
I received another claim letter on 2nd Jan 2010. The claim amount is $400.00

Can I combine the sentences like this:

The claim amount of the letters received on 1st Jan 2010 and 2nd Jan 2010 is [was] $500.00 and $400.00 respectively.


If it is incorrect, please tell me the correct answer.

Thank you.
Yes, that's how you use the word.
 

billmcd

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You are correct.
 
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