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Using Words Correctly 2

giving presentation

Make sure you correctly use these commonly confused words:

  • amount, number: Amount refers to things you can measure but cannot count. Number refers to things you can count.

    Good morning, Griffith High School! We have a large number of announcements.

    The student council wishes to thank students for the strong amount of support for the charity fund-raiser.

  • anyone, any one: Anyone is a pronoun meaning "any person at all." Any one refers to a choice of one.

    Anyone interested in buying Valentines candy-grams should seek out a member of the choir program.

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