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Amount vs Number - English Grammar - Teaching Tips
In this video we explain the difference in using amount and number. The word amount is used when we want to refer to uncountable commodities such as water, electricity, money etc. Whereas, number is used to refer to individual things that are countable such as book, cat, chair etc. In the example a greater amount of people are going to the gym the use of amount is incorrect because we can count people. In this case number needs to be used. A good example of the use of amount is a greater amount of rain came down in November compared to October. Here rain is uncountable so amount should be used.