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Please refer to my example below, is it better of to use "an amount of" or just mention the amount.

e.g. On 1 January 2020, an amount of $5850 was deposited into the bank account of XYZ Pty Ltd.

Versus

On 1 January 2020, $5850 was deposited into the bank account of XYZ Pty Ltd.

Also, how importance is it to use the article "the" there?

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Hi, Tony,

@Tony C posted:

Please refer to my example below, is it better of to use "an amount of" or just mention the amount.

e.g. On 1 January 2020, an amount of $5850 was deposited into the bank account of XYZ Pty Ltd.

Versus

On 1 January 2020, $5850 was deposited into the bank account of XYZ Pty Ltd.

Both are correct. You can also say:

- On 1 January 2020, $5850 were deposited into the bank account of XYZ Pty Ltd.

@Tony C posted:

Also, how important is it to use the article "the" there?

If your question is whether "the amount of $5,850" is better than "an amount of $5,850," the answer is that, the first time the amount is mentioned, "an" is preferred:

- On 1 January 2020, an amount of $5850 was deposited into the bank account of XYZ Pty Ltd. The amount appears under cash and banks.

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