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Sentence Correction doubt in Collective nouns topic.

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Sentence Correction doubt in Collective nouns topic. [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2012, 18:37
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Hi Every body

1. Joan drank a great deal of sodas.

My question is "a great deal of" must be used for non-countable nouns.
But here it was used for countable noun.Could you provide your view on how this usage is correct.
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I am very dubious of the source of this sentence as the term "sodas" is a bad example to use IMO.
My understanding is that this sentence implies that Joan drank sodas in the liquid form, which is not countable.

1. Joan drank a great deal of sodas (soda water) or Joan drank many cans of sodas.
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Re: Sentence Correction doubt in Collective nouns topic. [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2012, 02:18
There is a discussion for the same doubt here: gmat-club-grammar-book-doubt-120402.html
Seems like the source is GMAT Club grammar book.
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