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The speculative fever of the Roaring Twenties infected rich

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The speculative fever of the Roaring Twenties infected rich and poor alike; vast quantities of people were dangerously overextended, credit was absurdly easy to obtain, and most brokerage houses required only ten percent cash for stocks bought on “margin.â€
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New post 10 Jul 2005, 12:59
C should be it.

quantity and amount can be used with mass nouns.

quantity of water and amount of water.

Number is used for count nouns.

(A) rich and poor alike; vast quantities of people were dangerously overextended
- OUT vast is used for varieties or differences, not people
(B) both rich and poor alike; large amounts of people dangerously overextended themselves
- OUT amount is used for non-count, morover themselves is used..
(C) rich and poor alike; great numbers of people were dangerously overextended
- keep this
(D) both rich and poor alike; vast amounts of people dangerously overextended themselves
- OUT amount is used for non-count and morover themselves is used..
(E) both rich and poor; great quantities of people were dangerously overextended
- OUT need alike to show similarity
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New post 10 Jul 2005, 13:02
I will go with C.
Amount is uncountable - How much amount of money do you have?
Number is countable - How many coins do you have?
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New post 10 Jul 2005, 18:01
agree with C.
great numbers is required here to quantify the count-noun, people. people are counted in number, not in amounts, nor in quantities.
to maintain the underlined part should also be in passive.

OG-type and good one.
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New post 10 Jul 2005, 20:20
From what I read before, "numbers of" is always wrong. Is there a typo in the question ?
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New post 10 Jul 2005, 20:55
In B, D, E, both is redundant.
amount & quantity are used for uncountable nouns while number is used for countable nouns.
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New post 11 Jul 2005, 00:03
forumsmba wrote:
From what I read before, "numbers of" is always wrong. Is there a typo in the question ?

Check this out

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=15658
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New post 11 Jul 2005, 12:04
My answer is C.

BTW... The difference between number and amount comes straight from my SC notes

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Amount is used to refer to an uncountable quantity, like soup, love, water etc.
Number is used to refer to a countable item or items

C it is.
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New post 11 Jul 2005, 15:38
E it is.

Quantity can be used for both countable and uncountable.

Besides, both...and is the right idiom.
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New post 10 Sep 2007, 02:07
Can someone please explain when to use amount vs number. I thought you can use number when something is countable.
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