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Can you tell me the uisage of a number of, the number of, amount of
I take it that you are asking about these as terms for quantity:
A number of cows have escaped from the field = some cows (unquantified number) have escaped from the field
The number of cows that have escaped is 12 = 12 cows have escaped
Any amount of cows can escape = there is no saying how many cows may or may not escape; it could be one and it could be 100.
The amount of money in his account is substantial = he has a lot of money in his account
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