Amount / number / quantity 有什麼不一樣? 66% 的人都搞錯。
小測驗 Quiz: We provide a discount of 30% on ____ of not less than 200. (A) quantities (B) numbers (C) amounts
We provide a discount of 30% on quantities of not less than 200.
文法解說 : amount
amount + uncountable nouns 不可數名詞
a/the adj + amount of + U.noun
amounts of + U.noun
・She eats an unbelievable amount of food.
・They didn’t deliver the right amount of sand.
・He paid regular amounts of money to a charity.
文法解說 : number
number + intangible statistics 摸不著的數據
a + number of + N. + plural verb
the + number of + N. + singular verb
後面不一定要加動詞，但如果有的話，就照上面的規則。It’s optional to add a verb behind, but if there’s a verb, then use the rule above.
・A large number of schemes have been demonstrated.
・A number of issues were discussed.
・The number of injuries was unclear.
・The number of cases is still rising.
quantity + specific stuff 具體物品
quantities of + N. + plural verb
・Police found a small quantity of drugs in his possession.
・A large quantity of clothing was stolen from the shop.
・The quantity of food in the depot is overwhelming.
・Computers can handle vast quantities of data.
・Vast quantities of plastics are accumulating in the oceans.
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