A large amount of financial "activity" or "activities"?


Senior Member
I came across the following sentence:

"A large amount of financial activity takes place in New York City."

Many people conduct many types of financial transactions in New York City. Besides, "activity" is countable. Shouldn't "activity" take the plural form? Can anyone give an explanation? Thanks.
  • xqby

    Senior Member
    English (U.S.)
    "Activity" is an uncountable noun here. I actually think it's used more frequently as an uncountable noun than otherwise.
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