Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
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Which is correct?
A large ______ of dependencies in an operating system can make it hard to change one thing without impacting others.
Use number to refer to anything countable and amount to refer to something that can’t be counted.
For example, you would say that Microsoft makes a large number of dollars but a large amount of money because money is not an individual unit.
Think of it this way: You can count any number of beans but you can’t count bean dip, no matter how large or small the amount.
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