What's the difference between sum and amount when referring to money? Thank you in advance!
Mar 29, 2011 8:29 AM
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There's really no difference between sum and amount, and so you could technically use either. Unfortunately one might sound more awkward than the other, depending on the context. I would say that sum has more of a mathematical implication to it, while amount is more general. For example, here they are in various contexts: The amount of money I spent yesterday was embarrassing. We divided the sum of money between the three of us.
March 29, 2011
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