...means in the trust account...


The difference between the means in the trust account and....

Meaning the money in that account... Is the word means correct there?
Or should it be assets? Resources?
  • Old Novice

    Senior Member
    USA, English
    "Means" doesn't work well, in my opinion. It could be "money" if the trust account contains only cash or close equivalents to cash, or if you only wanted to talk about the monetary value of the account. It would be "assets" if there were diverse assets in the account -- stocks, bonds, etc. -- and you wanted to refer to them rather than to their monetary value.

    Edit: you could also use "resources" to refer generally to the purchasing power of the account, its ability to command goods and services.
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