Vexing grammar   Leave a comment

Whilst sitting in the tub this morning loosening muscles and easing the pre-race hangover, I listened to a programme on Radio 4 about permissive footpaths and bridleways.  Repeatedly, the speakers used the phrase “amount of people” using a path when I THINK they meant “number of people.”  I could be wrong, as most of the landowners probably have a wood chipper (the number of people go in the left side of the photo and an amount of people exit the right side):

wood chipper

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