a large quantity of/a great number of

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After days of pouring rain, _______ crops and houses were seriously flooded.

A. a large quantity of
B. a great number of

Which one to choose? What is the difference?
  • dojibear

    Senior Member
    English - Northeast US
    For houses, use B. We don't talk about "quantities" of houses.

    For crops, I am not sure if either A or B is usable.
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