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When do we use the plural of 'money' (monies)? Options
Alexander Lo
Posted: Saturday, August 2, 2014 3:47:31 PM

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Hi:

I try to google the useage of 'monies', but yield no effective answers. Can anyone help?
FounDit
Posted: Saturday, August 2, 2014 8:01:19 PM

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From Answers.com concerning "monies" as a real word:

Yes, it is As strange as it looks, it is. It is the plural of money. It can also be spelled moneys. The word is used in some special circumstances and isn't often used in casual speech. For example, you would never say, "After my trip to Europe, I found five different monies in my wallet." It is a word that would be used by investors, bankers, accountants, etc. to refer to different kinds of money (cash, as distinct from the numbers you see in your bank book, for example) or money coming from various funding sources or earmarked for various projects. In other words, it means sums of money, particularly of a specific nature, such as state tax moneys or monies set aside for recreation and non-essential services. It is a little like the word "peoples." One might refer to the peoples of the earth, which has the sense of different groups of people from different countries and cultures.


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Alexander Lo
Posted: Saturday, August 2, 2014 8:27:34 PM

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To FounDit:

Thank you!

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