quantity → uncountable
Meaning: the amount of something
Example sentence: Economists mention both quality and quantity when they talk about the cost of production.
quantity → countable
Meaning: a particular amount of something or number of things
Example sentence: The police raided several homes and found various quantities of illegal drugs.
Note: (for advanced students) When used as an uncountable noun, "quantity" usually refers to an abstract concept, esp. in economics or engineering, but when used as a countable noun, it usually refers to a particular amount of a concrete substance, or a particular number of concrete objects.
In which sentence is the word "quantity" uncountable?
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Contributor: Matt Errey