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    scott833 is offline Senior Member
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    Default Am i using amount correctly?

    1) I want to buy the same amount of candy as the one in the packet.
    2) I want to buy the amount of candy that is weight the same as the one in the packet.
    3) I want to buy the amount of candy that is equal to the amount of the pack of candy.

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    Default Re: Am i using amount correctly?

    Hello Scott,

    Those aren't quite right. Here is a correct version of #1:

    1) I want to buy the same amount of candy as in the packet.

    In #2, rearrange the order of "is weight the same" and remember that an "amount" can't be replaced with "the one".

    #3 is nearly right - think again about "the amount of the pack of candy".

    Best wishes,

    MrP

    Not a professional ESL teacher.

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