fund vs funds


Senior Member
Is it true when we want to say "money", the word to use is "funds", and when we want to say money established for a cause, we use "fund" without an s?

For example: The government should allocate more fund/funds to education.

Should I use funds?
  • michael13

    Senior Member
    Egmont's reply was unexpected to me. When we say 'a company's pension fund', it is referring to an amount of money that has been saved or has been made available for a particular purpose. What is the difference between this fund and the 'funds' mentioned by Edison?


    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    As Edison correctly said, funds = money, generally; fund = a sum of money established for a particular purpose, in this case a pension fund.