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    Verona_82 is offline Senior Member
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    Default numerous vs innumerable

    Hello,

    Doing a word transformation exercise, I tripped over the following sentence:

    3. You have had ........ warnings about your attitude and still you insist on misbehaving. (NUMBER)

    The key insists on 'innumerable', but I don't understand why 'numerous' doesn't fit.
    Dictionaries say the latter is a synonym for 'many'. Could anybody explain the difference, please?

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: numerous vs innumerable

    "Numerous" sounds good to me. It means a whole lot.

    "Innumerable" would be too many to count, which could also be the case.

    Either word fits in that sentence.

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