[fpc-pascal]Compiler uses bad English: "amount" vs "number"

Florian Klaempfl Florian.Klaempfl at gmx.de
Sat May 25 13:36:04 CEST 2002

At 12:26 25.05.02 +0200, you wrote:

>On Fri, 24 May 2002, Rich Pasco wrote:
> > BigMatt19 at aol.com wrote:
> >
> > > Especially since the current term fits perfectly.  "Wrong amount of
> > > parameters" is perfectly legal in the English language.
> >
> > I beg to differ, but it is not, since "parameters" is countable, the
> > correct word is "number", not "amount."
>I've changed the message file accordingly in the main branch.
>Just out of curiosity:
>I don't want to argue - I'm not an native english speaker - but what do you
>do with 'A huge amount of money' - something which I hear often on US
>TV shows ? Money is countable, so shouldn't it be 'number' then ?

I'am not a native speaker either but I guess because it is some kind of sum.

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