a large amount of vs large amounts of

amby

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chinese
Does a large amount of and large amounts of can be used interchangeably as follows?

He discovered large amounts of gold or he discovered a large amount of gold
 
  • Ceremoniar

    Senior Member
    USA
    American English
    If the gold was found in only one location, then use the singular. If it was in several locations, then use the plural.
     
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