I learned that "a ... quantity of ..." is typically followed by uncountable nouns.

I'd like to know whether there are restrictions on it when it is followed by plural nouns.

For example:

a large quantity of clothes / drugs / groceries / seeds

sounds okay. How about the following?

a sufficient quantity of Porta Potties / apartment buildings

I'd appreciate your help.


"A quantity of..." can be used with both countable and uncountable nouns, so long as they are quantifiable ("A quantity of shame" would not make sense).

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