Amount vs Number - English Grammar - Teaching Tips


In this video we explain the difference in using "amount" and "number". The word "amount" is used when we want to refer to uncountable commodities such as water, electricity, money etc. Whereas, "number" is used to refer to individual things that are countable such as book, cat, chair etc. In the example "a greater amount of people are going to the gym" the use of "amount" is incorrect because we can count "people". In this case "number" needs to be used. A good example of the use of "amount" is "a greater amount of rain came down in November compared to October". Here "rain" is uncountable so "amount" should be used.

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching. This convenient, highly structured design means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto the next.

This unit explores the wide variety of resources for teachers to use in the classroom as well as useful list of online resources. It took me a while to finish this unit as I spent time to exlpore almost all the links given here. I discovered lots of useful links not only for the class to use but for self improvement as well, like \"Listen and repeat videos\The instructions and rules mentioned in this specific unit can be understood as very obvious things for English instructors to follow and keep, but they are definitely mandatory and important. The unit's information relates to creating and following lesson plans, which I believe is crucial, perhaps just as important as teaching language itself for students.