amount - definition and synonyms
noun [countable] /əˈmaʊnt/
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Usage note: amount (noun)
Amount and number are both used for talking about quantities, but each word is used in different ways.
Number is used with plural nouns: a small number of carsa certain number of people.
Amount is used with uncountable nouns: a small amount of traffica certain amount of confidence.
Say a large or small number/amount and NOT a big or little number/amount.