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

Full_Name memsom at post.interalpha.co.uk
Tue May 28 10:44:21 CEST 2002

Quoting Aitor Santamaria Merino <aitor.sm at wanadoo.es>:

> I suppose I pay more attention to this because in languages coming from latin 
> the difference between countable/uncountable doesn't seem to be so important 
> as it is in English (and I guess in German (?)).

It's not all that important in many English dialects. Unfortunately there are 
some that would like English usage to stay stagnent and archaic rather than 
dynamic. Mind you, my own dialect takes the term 'Well smart' to mean 'very 
good', so I suppose it takes all types.


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