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Confusing Words > amount and number
Does "bored" mean the same as "boring"? What's the difference between "funny" and "fun"? Here are some commonly confused English word pairs.

AMOUNT AND NUMBER
AMOUNT is a noun referring to uncountable nouns

Examples:

We didn't expect the bill to come to this amount of money.

Foods with a traditionally healthy appeal have up to twice the amount of sugar in them compared to 30 years ago.

She borrowed a large amount of money.

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NUMBER is a noun referring to countable nouns

Examples:

The number of U.S. residents with Alzheimer's disease is increasing annually, putting more pressure on the health care system.

The highest officially recorded number of children born to one mother is 69, to the first wife of Feodor Vassilyev (1707-1782) of Shuya, Russia.














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