Tečaj angleščine vam bo pomagal usvojiti nove strukture in osvežiti, kar ste že znali. Katera oblika v spodnjem stavku je pravilna?

What is needed to master a foreign language is a large amount / quantity / number of hard work.

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What is needed to master a foreign language is a large amount / quantity / number of hard work.

Kdaj uporabimo katero obliko?

  1. Amount of označuje količino stvari, ki jih ne moremo izmeriti ali prešteti. Stoji pred neštevnimi, abstrakstnimi pojmi, kot so work, love, hate, stress, patience, help…

Primera:

  • Some say you need a certain amount of stress to perform your best at work.
  • The amount of love you have for someone seems to always be greater than the amount of pain they give you.
  1. Quantity of/quantities of označuje količino stvari, ki jih lahko izmerimo. Stoji pred neštevnimi samostalniki, ki so lahko živi ali abstraktni pojmi.
Primera:

  • He borrowed large quantities of money from his brother to buy a new car.
  • They have found large quantities of gas beneath the North Sea.

V vsakdanjem pogovoru pa se fraza quantity of vse pogosteje uporablja tudi pred števnimi samostalniki v množini.

Primera:

  • What quantity of vegetables do we need for the picnic?
  • You can find a large quantity of interesting books in the bookstore.
  1. Number of stoji pred števnimi samostalniki v množini in označuje precejšnje število živih ali neživih stvari.
Primeri:

  • A large number of people were waiting in front of the concert hall.
  • I have told you a number of times not to do that.
  • There are a number of reasons why I can’t move abroad for a job.

Tečaj angleščine je priložnost za razrešitev marsikatere jezikovne dileme.

Preizkusite svoje znanje. Naredite vajo za amount of / quantity of / number of.