certain amount

This page is about the collocation certain amount

collocation pattern: adjective + noun


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.

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