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    Cool Amount or amounts?

    Thanks to the copious amounts of data.
    Is it amount or amounts?

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    Re: Amount or amounts?

    Quote Originally Posted by aous02 View Post
    Thanks to the copious amounts of data.
    Is it amount or amounts?
    Either, I think. If you have one large set of data - 'copious amount of data'; if you have more than one large set of data - 'copious amount of data' (if you're talking about the data as a whole) or 'copious amounts of data' (if you consider each amount of data to be discrete).

    However, I wouldn't say 'copious amount(s)' in the first place. Instead, I'd drop 'amount(s)' since it's redundant - so, 'copious data' - or, more likely, use simple English: 'large amount(s) of data'.

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    Re: Amount or amounts?

    Quote Originally Posted by bertietheblue View Post
    Either, I think. If you have one large set of data - 'copious amount of data'; if you have more than one large set of data - 'copious amount of data' (if you're talking about the data as a whole) or 'copious amounts of data' (if you consider each amount of data to be discrete).

    However, I wouldn't say 'copious amount(s)' in the first place. Instead, I'd drop 'amount(s)' since it's redundant - so, 'copious data' - or, more likely, use simple English: 'large amount(s) of data'.
    You reply is more than helpful.
    Many thanks,

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