Meaning of AMOUNT in English

AMOUNT

noun

1

BAD : The amount of accidents is steadily increasing.

GOOD : The number of accidents is steadily increasing.

BAD : Only small amounts of students will be admitted.

GOOD : Only small numbers of students will be admitted.

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amount of + uncountable noun

number of + plural countable noun

Compare: 'an amount of money', 'a number of coins'

2

BAD : I was lucky and won a big amount of money.

GOOD : I was lucky and won a large amount of money.

BAD : Cream cheese contains a high amount of fat.

GOOD : Cream cheese contains a large amount of fat.

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a large amount (NOT big/high )

3

BAD : The amount of crime have increased.

GOOD : The amount of crime has increased.

BAD : A tremendous amount of research have been carried out.

GOOD : A tremendous amount of research has been carried out.

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amount of (singular) + uncountable noun + singular verb

amounts of (plural) + uncountable noun + plural verb

Compare: 'A large amount of money is required.' 'Large amounts of money are required.'

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