Amount and Number
Amount and number confuse some people. Use amount when referring to quantities that can’t be counted.
Examples are: a large amount of snow, a small amount of money.
- What is the amount of my bill?
- The recipe calls for a small amount of sugar.
Use number when referring to things that can be counted.
Examples are: a large number of people, a small number of apples.
- A number of families now own cars.
- A large number of people are migrating.