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    Jimin Kim is offline Newbie
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    I'm always confused to use these three similar words; "volume","amount" and "quantity".

    Could anybody explain the difference in using the words in sentence?

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    Default Re: Use of three similar words

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimin Kim View Post
    I'm always confused to use these three similar words; "volume","amount" and "quantity".

    Could anybody explain the difference in using the words in sentence?
    volume: the amount of 3-dimensional space occupied by an object
    amount: how much there is of something that you can quantify
    quantity: something that can be expressed by a number (either constant or variable.

    volume: 3*3.785 litres (11.355 litres)
    amount: What is the amount? Little, much, right amount, regular mount, certain amount -- how much of something is available -- use an indefinite quantifier.
    quantity: (the number of gallons) 3; 11.355 kg's of water, 11.355 litres of water
    Last edited by svartnik; 07-Jan-2009 at 07:46.

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