a large amount of作主语的主谓一致用法

a large amount of作主语的主谓一致用法
 
amount用作名词时,意为“数量”“金额”等,通常用于 a (great, large) amount of 这类结构,其后通常接不可数名词。如:
There was a fair amount of traffic on the roads. 路上的车辆颇多。
An increasing amount of organic produce is to be found on supermarket shelves. 越来越多的有机产品出现在超市货架上。
这类结构用作主语,其谓语的数取决于 amount 的数。如:
在这座桥上花了大量资金。
正:A large amount of money was spent on the bridge.
正:Large amounts of money were spent on the bridge.
注:偶尔也可见到其后接复数可数名词的用法,但不算普通。如:
The shopkeeper had a large amount of oranges in his storeroom. 店主在货仓里存有大量橙子。——摘自《朗文当代高级英语词典》
Even small amounts of these substances are known to cause skin problems. 我们知道这种物质即使是一丁点也会损害皮肤。——摘自《剑桥高阶英词典》

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