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Stavros K.

Joined: May 17, 2011
Comments posted: 3
Votes received: 5

Learned English as a second language in Greece. Developed a serious OCD about correct usage as a result of being severely fearful of public humiliation. My English, Scottish, Welsh, American, Canadian and Australian English teachers had nothing to do with any of that. :-)

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By the way, "Mixing up words like "their" and "there" are a little more understandable" should read: "Mixing up words like "their" and "there" IS a little more understandable".

Stavros K. May 19, 2011, 4:07am

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So, does "whom does the new tax proposal really benefit?" sound archaic and stilted to folks, or does it sound and look exactly right?

Stavros K. May 17, 2011, 8:37pm

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The number of times I have seen this abomination (e.g. "the amount of shoes", "the amount of times", "the amount of goals", "the amount of chances" et cetera ad nauseam) is truly remarkable. The simplest way to know which to use is this: If you would inquire "How many?" then use "number". If you would inquire "How much?" then use "amount"?

How many people were at the party last night? Bingo --> Number of people

Stavros K. May 17, 2011, 12:52pm

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