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Misuse of the word "amount" is frequent. It is not applicable to discrete elements of sets, nor is it applicable to sums of discrete units or items. We say "an amount of money", but not an "amount of coins". We say "a number of coins", but not "a number of money". "Amount" should never be used where "number" is the clearest way. 00:15, 17 May 2010 (UTC) (Hu of Wikipedia)


See Wiktionary:Requests for verification archive/2012#amount. - -sche (discuss) 09:26, 23 March 2012 (UTC)