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# Only when a product is demanded by sufficiently large

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15. Only when a product is demanded by sufficiently large numbers of people is mass production feasible.

(A) sufficiently large numbers of people is mass production
(B) a sufficient amount of people would mass production become
(C) sufficient people would mass production become
(0) a sufficient amount of people is mass production
(E) sufficient amounts of people is mass production

OA is .

Please explain why 'numbers' is right.

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15. Only when a product is demanded by sufficiently large numbers of people is mass production feasible.

(A) sufficiently large numbers of people is mass production - This one is correct because 'sufficiently' is used correctly as an adverb modifying the adjective 'large'. We must use 'sufficiently' in this sentence and not 'sufficient'. Thats why I would go with (A). Also large number(S) of people makes more sense than amounts of people.
(B) a sufficient amount of people would mass production become - amount of people...definitely wrong.
(C) sufficient people would mass production become - sufficient people....definitely wrong.
(0) a sufficient amount of people is mass production - same as B
(E) sufficient amounts of people is mass production - same as B

I cannot explain why 'numbers' is correct. But amongst all the answer choices, A is for sure the Best one.
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vaivish1723 wrote:
Please explain why 'numbers' is right.

Amount relates to quantities of things that cannot be counted, but can be measured.
Number to things that can be counted.

Example, amount of space, amount of milk.
You cannot say Number of Milk, but surely you can say Number of glasses of Milk

Similarly, people are considered to be countable item. So we have to use Number of people. Amount of People would be wrong.

Similarly, little, much, less are used with amount items. And many, few are used with Number items.
Example, there was little crowd, and there were few people
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25 Jun 2009, 00:45
bigoyal wrote:
vaivish1723 wrote:
Please explain why 'numbers' is right.

Amount relates to quantities of things that cannot be counted, but can be measured.
Number to things that can be counted.

Example, amount of space, amount of milk.
You cannot say Number of Milk, but surely you can say Number of glasses of Milk

Similarly, people are considered to be countable item. So we have to use Number of people. Amount of People would be wrong.

Similarly, little, much, less are used with amount items. And many, few are used with Number items.
Example, there was little crowd, and there were few people

What has been asked here the reason for the word numbers and not number.

This is what I think, but could be wrong.

We know that we use number in general:
(A number of - plural) A number of people have now started showing interest ...
(the number - singular) the number of doctors in the hospital is ...

here we are talking of the numbers (plural of number ==> set having multiple values)

All the numbers given in the question are real numbers.
A large number of people ==> signify that we know that quantity is discrete.
==> above can represent 1 million people a single unit, but there is one figure replacing that large number.

Here we are talking differently.

Large numbers of people.
multiple units of people(each unit is a large number) (may be in different locations)

e.g. Voters turn out in large numbers (across the states/voting booths)
==> multiple "large number"(s for plural) at different location
numbers a set (1million (location1), 2m (location2), and so on)

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25 Jun 2009, 01:36
sudeep wrote:
bigoyal wrote:
vaivish1723 wrote:
Please explain why 'numbers' is right.

Amount relates to quantities of things that cannot be counted, but can be measured.
Number to things that can be counted.

Example, amount of space, amount of milk.
You cannot say Number of Milk, but surely you can say Number of glasses of Milk

Similarly, people are considered to be countable item. So we have to use Number of people. Amount of People would be wrong.

Similarly, little, much, less are used with amount items. And many, few are used with Number items.
Example, there was little crowd, and there were few people

What has been asked here the reason for the word numbers and not number.

This is what I think, but could be wrong.

We know that we use number in general:
(A number of - plural) A number of people have now started showing interest ...
(the number - singular) the number of doctors in the hospital is ...

here we are talking of the numbers (plural of number ==> set having multiple values)

All the numbers given in the question are real numbers.
A large number of people ==> signify that we know that quantity is discrete.
==> above can represent 1 million people a single unit, but there is one figure replacing that large number.

Here we are talking differently.

Large numbers of people.
multiple units of people(each unit is a large number) (may be in different locations)

e.g. Voters turn out in large numbers (across the states/voting booths)
==> multiple "large number"(s for plural) at different location
numbers a set (1million (location1), 2m (location2), and so on)

Opinions!

hmm, I didn't notice the numbers stuff. My score is for sure gonna take a hit of all the blunders I do.
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25 Jun 2009, 01:45
you have to use "numbers" because of the lack of "a" before sufficiently

a large number of people or

large numbers of people
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26 Jun 2009, 08:06
Vaivish Thank you very much for this question
Sudeep, Thanks very much for your explanation.

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