Grammar and Composition
posted by y912f .
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

and bob

you're welcome

"a meager amount of money"
"a pittance"
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
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