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certain amount

This page is about the collocation certain amount

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

some, or not very much but more than very little

For example

  • Some doctors believe a certain amount of red wine is good for you.

  • There's a certain amount of truth in what he says, but it's not the whole story.

Note:
Related collocations include "certain number", "(to a) certain degree" and "(to a) certain extent"

Quick Quiz

If a story gets a certain amount of coverage in the press, it gets

a. a great deal of coverage

b. a fair bit of coverage

c. very little coverage

Contributor: Matt Errey