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# The concert promises to attract and even GREATER/LARGER

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The concert promises to attract and even GREATER/LARGER number of people.
Which is better? Greater or larger?
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Re: SC: Greater or larger [#permalink]

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01 Sep 2006, 19:43
The concert promises to attract and even GREATER/LARGER number of people.
Which is better? Greater or larger?

Its better if you could post the SC. That will attract more replies and explanations.
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02 Sep 2006, 04:14
The concert this weekend promises to attract an even greater amount of people than attended the last one.

a. an even greater amount of people
b. an even larger amount of people
c. an amount of people even greater
d. a number of people even larger
e. an even greater number of people
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02 Sep 2006, 04:17

Rule here is that an adjective modifies the noun that is closest to it. People are not counted in 'amounts'; A B C are out. D is out because 'larger' modifies 'people' instead of 'number'.
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02 Sep 2006, 05:29
(E) is the answer. Like paddyboy said, larger seems to hint that people were bigger in this concert !
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02 Sep 2006, 06:04
greater number of + countable objects

larger amount of + uncountable volumes
02 Sep 2006, 06:04
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