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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 even larger
e) an even greater number of people

Originally posted by cool_jonny009 on 14 Nov 2005, 23:23.
Last edited by doe007 on 02 May 2013, 19:43, edited 1 time in total.
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15 Nov 2005, 00:05
E.

as people are countable, we need to use "greater number" rather than "greater amount"
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15 Nov 2005, 10:08
E is best. People is a countable noun, so it should be used with number not amount.
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15 Nov 2005, 22:58
The concert this weekend promises to attract an even greater amount of peoplethan attended the last one.

a)
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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17 Nov 2005, 00:23
amount is wrong as 'people' is countable. a,b,c are out.
d is awkward.

e is the best choice.
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17 Nov 2005, 09:42
A, B, C out: cannot use amount for a countable noun"people"
D out: ambiguous with no pronoun
E is fine
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18 Apr 2013, 23:30
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

what is the difference between a number of people even larger and an even greater number of people?
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18 Apr 2013, 23:48
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what is the difference between a number of people even larger and an even greater number of people?

larger wud be a wrong modifier here . a number can be greater .larger is more specifically used for size orientation but u will always say 5 is greater than 3 .subtle difference but indeed a big one to make a difference to an answer choice
hence E
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02 May 2013, 19:44
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04 May 2013, 00:28
cool_jonny009 wrote:
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 even larger
e) an even greater number of people

First, we split between "amount of people" and "number of people". Clearly, "number of people" is correct
A, B, C are out.
D changes meaning because "larger" is an adjective that modifies "people". So it means "larger people" go to the concert.

E is correct. because
(1) greater number ==> correct idiom
(2) number of people ==> correct.

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12 Oct 2017, 11:05
I didn't get the last part.
"than attended the last one."
I would be thankful if someone can explain.

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