that which makes it possible to measure things through having number, size, weight, etc.
number or amount, especially a large one
"he had a quantity of ammunition"
A certain quantity or measure of renown.
出自： S. Johnson
At lunchtime he takes large quantities of illicit gin.
出自： A. Djoleto
A pound of anchovies, and the same quantity of bay-salt.
出自： R. Brautigan
The quantity of data processing involved made it impossible to run the system.
误 Which do you think is more important, quantities or qualities?
正 Which do you think is more important, quantity or quality?
误 You can save a lot if you buy thing in quantities.
正 You can save a lot if you buy thing in quantity.
误 There are a large quantity of fish in the boat.
正 There is a large quantity of fish in the boat.
误 A large quantity of books was printed.
正 A large quantity of books were printed.
误 Quantities of water was wasted in this town last year.
正 Quantities of water were wasted in this town last year.
误 There was large quantities of shoppers just before Christmas.
正 There were large quantities of shoppers just before Christmas.
析 表示“大量”的有两种形式:a large quantity of和large quantities of。a quantity of接不可数名词时,谓语动词用单数形式,接可数名词复数时,谓语动词用复数形式; quantities of无论是修饰不可数名词,还是可数名词复数,谓语动词都要用复数形式。