It is currently 25 Sep 2017, 20:57

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Amount vs. Number. I know that amount is used when you

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 03 Sep 2005
Posts: 134

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 0

Amount vs. Number. I know that amount is used when you [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Sep 2005, 02:00
2
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

67% (01:42) correct 33% (01:32) wrong based on 21 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Amount vs. Number. I know that amount is used when you cannot count, and number is used when you can. In this case, how do we know whether we can count stimuli? Sorry if this is a dumb dumb question!

The brain is something of a stimulus reduction system, a means to reduce, in order to comprehend, the nearly infinite amount of stimuli that reach the senses at any given moment.

(A) a means to reduce, in order to comprehend, the nearly infinite amount
(B) a means to reduce, in order to comprehend, the nearly infinite number
(C) the means of reducing for comprehending the nearly infinite number
(D) the means that reduces, in order to comprehend, the nearly infinite amount
(E) the means for reducing in order to comprehend the nearly infinite amount
_________________

Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the number of moments that take your breath away.

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 0

Current Student
User avatar
B
Joined: 29 Jan 2005
Posts: 5210

Kudos [?]: 433 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Sep 2005, 02:19
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
It's B right? I attacked it from the other end. guess stimuli is countable.

Kudos [?]: 433 [0], given: 0

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 03 Sep 2005
Posts: 134

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Sep 2005, 02:22
GMATT73, between A and B, how did you determine that stimuli is countable? Or is this just common knowledge?

GMATT73 wrote:
It's B right? I attacked it from the other end. guess stimuli is countable.

_________________

Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the number of moments that take your breath away.

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 0

Current Student
User avatar
B
Joined: 29 Jan 2005
Posts: 5210

Kudos [?]: 433 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Sep 2005, 02:32
Stimuli can be broken down, categorized, labeled, and archived = countable.

Kudos [?]: 433 [0], given: 0

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 22 Jun 2005
Posts: 361

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 0

Location: London
 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Sep 2005, 03:16
yes, stimulus is in fact a countable noun.

what got me thinking about amount was the word infinite but is should be
number of stimuli

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 0

GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10170

Kudos [?]: 256 [0], given: 0

Premium Member
Re: Amount vs. Number. I know that amount is used when you [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Mar 2017, 03:00
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.

Kudos [?]: 256 [0], given: 0

Top Contributor
Retired Moderator
User avatar
P
Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 4277

Kudos [?]: 7636 [0], given: 363

Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Re: Amount vs. Number. I know that amount is used when you [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Mar 2017, 03:38
Top Contributor
Stimulus is the singular word for the plural 'stimuli'. As a thumb rule, all plurals are countable.
_________________

“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher” – a Japanese proverb.
9884544509

Kudos [?]: 7636 [0], given: 363

Re: Amount vs. Number. I know that amount is used when you   [#permalink] 21 Mar 2017, 03:38
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Amount vs. Number. I know that amount is used when you

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


cron

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.