Grammar Tips (문법팁): Singular and Plural Verbs with Money

Erin Wright Writing gave some tips on on when to use plural or singular verbs with the word “money”. Check out this post.

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1. Use singular verbs with specific amounts of money even if they include plural words for currency.

Example: Twenty dollars doesn’t go far at the gas pump these days. (Instead of “Twenty dollars don’t…”)

2. Use singular verbs with specific amounts of money even if they include symbols that are read or spoken as plural words.

Example: Today, $5,000 was raised for the local animal shelter. (Instead of “$5,000 were…)

3. Use traditional subject-verb agreement with multiple pieces of individual currency

Example: US dollars are taken out of circulation if they become damaged.

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