Grammar and Composition
posted by y912f on .
does this sentence make sense? :
The family only had a PITTANCE amount of money left.
(pittance: a small amount or share)
I guess it's alright, but I rarely use the word pittance. I would change that sentence to this: The family only had a meagre amount of money left.
you could just write this as a simple sentence for Pittance, I earned my pittance by shoveling snow for the neighbors.
Better usage would be
The family only had a pittance.
I earned a pittance by shoveling snow.
ok, thanks Lisa
"a meager amount of money"
They mean the same thing. When you write or say "a pittance amount of money," you're being redundant!
i know, i get it
Pittance is a noun, not an adjective