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For ESL Writers
Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That's why it's so hard.
- David McCullough
Writing Tip of the Week: Amount & number
Number is for used for count nouns (people, places or things that can be counted).
Amount is used for non-count nouns.
The number of people outside the studio was incredible.
We did not expect the amount of space required for this couch.Adapted from Quick and Dirty Tips
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