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    Default quantifier

    what are the differences among these quantifiers,
    myriad,multitude,heap,pile,etc.

    which kinds of nouns should be followed after these quantifiers in order to express the idea most perfectly ?

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    A myriad of possibilities
    A multitude of options
    => Same meaning, myriad is more literary, multitude is formal.

    A heap of coal
    A pile of clothes
    => both are untidy, but pile means there are things put on top of other things, whereas a heap a no order whatsoever. Note that you often can use pile in place of heap (eg. a pile of spaghetti/sand), but not conversely: a heap of books (=thrown any old how) doesn't look like a pile of book (=somewhat stacked).

    FRC

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    i get what u mean entirely .
    THanks !

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