I have looked at such-something-someone-or-such-a-something-someone-any-diference, and it didn't help. There the stress seems to be on the word 'such', followed by the count noun 'fool'. Here my focus is on the word 'volume', which I think can be both countable and noncountable.
A tremendous amount of information was given to us. The sorting through of such volume of information is time consuming.
Is this okay, or must we have "a" before "volume"? If "a" is also okay, what is the difference in the two sentences?
Second, the ODO says "volume" is both countable and noncountable? Does this fact affect the answeer to my first question?
Are both the following acceptable? If so, what is the difference?
(I am trying to keep the context open to allow for any possible situation in which each sentence could be grammatical.)
Such a volume of noise is unacceptable!
Such volume of noise is unacceptable!