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    Cool Amount or Number?

    Hi all.
    I was making some statistics in an excel spreadsheet from a poll I sent to some employees.

    I was asking myself which of these two phrases is correct? or which is the most convenient to write in a table of "Answers by manager"

    Number of people who answered
    Amount of people who answered
    Number of people that answered
    Amount of people that answered

    Thanks!
    Rodrigo


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    Re: Amount or Number?

    "Number of people who answered" is what I would use.

    You cannot have an amount of people.


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    Re: Amount or Number?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    "Number of people who answered" is what I would use.

    You cannot have an amount of people.
    Thanks Anglika!

    What about "headcount" instead of "number of people"?

    Rodrigo


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    Re: Amount or Number?

    I wouldn't use it in this context.

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