01. You must pay the total [amount] of your tuition before classes start.
02. Kyle will never [amount] to much because he is too lazy and unmotivated.
03. I have written you a check in the [amount] of $200 for my long-distance phone calls, and left it on your desk.
04. Alexandra does a large [amount] of her boss' work for him already, so I think she would be an excellent replacement for him when he retires.
05. Consumer spending on alcohol [amounted] to over $250 per household last year.
06. He invested a large [amount] of his money on the stock market, and then lost it all.
07. Do you know what the exact [amount] of food you'll need for the camping trip is?
08. J. Edgar Hoover once observed that no [amount] of law enforcement can solve a problem that goes back to the family.
09. Japanese tourists often carry large [amounts] of cash around with them, which can be very dangerous.
10. The government has cut taxes, so the [amount] of money on your paycheck will increase slightly.
11. Two pounds of soy flour contains approximately the same [amount] of protein as five pounds of meat.
12. Islamic law holds that a woman receives half the [amount] of inheritance that a man receives.
13. Tahiti suffers from a severe imbalance in trade, with imports [amounting] to nearly ten times its exports.
14. In 1476, when the Swiss defeated the armies of Burgundy, they carried away huge [amounts] of treasure, including diamonds, silks and cash.
15. A Tibetan proverb tells us that only a certain [amount] of flowers and jewels are beautiful.
16. In May of 1990, Renoir's painting "At the Moulin de la Gallette" sold for $78.1 million, a record [amount] for Impressionist art.
17. By 2005, the British government aims to reduce the [amount] of industrial and commercial waste disposed of in landfill sites to 85% of 1998 levels.
18. Computer hard disks can store much greater [amounts] of data than floppy disks.
19. All rivers and streams carry a certain [amount] of dissolved material which is derived principally from ground water.

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