a huge wealth

  • SwissPete

    Senior Member
    Français (CH), AE (California)
    Yes, it is required.

    Upon reflexion, I must admit that it's better without the a.

    But as pointed out by Scribblerr, the sentence is not quite right.
     
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    cycloneviv

    Senior Member
    English - Australia
    I'm afraid I don't think I agree.

    We would say: They have amassed a wealth of talent for this arts festival.

    When speaking of monetary wealth, however, I do not think it is usual to say "a wealth". I could be wrong, but I have only ever regarded "wealth" as uncountable in that context. You can amass "a large fortune", but you would amass "great wealth".
     

    Cypherpunk

    Senior Member
    US, English
    I'm afraid I don't think I agree.

    We would say: They have amassed a wealth of talent for this arts festival.

    When speaking of monetary wealth, however, I do not think it is usual to say "a wealth". I could be wrong, but I have only ever regarded "wealth" as uncountable in that context. You can amass "a large fortune", but you would amass "great wealth".
    I'm with Viv on this. You can build, manage, or possess wealth, but you wouldn't do any of those things with a wealth. It's just not right.
     
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