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the number is a measure for it, out like many objects a quantity exists. For the determination of an exact number the payability is, thus the distinction of the objects necessary. The number is usually indicated by natural numbers, for theoretical Konstrukten can be it also infinitely, for example the number of points straight lines. At the number of events one speaks of frequency.

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payability in the grammar

Nomen being considered as computable , if they are qualified formal-grammatically to form a Plural. (e.g.: a pear versus seven pears). In principle except-linguistic Entitäten can be described as discrete (computable) or non-discrete Vielheit (mass). (e.g. Downpour versus rains). Since rain is not quantitatively sum upable, also no Plural can be formed.

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  • Helmut Glück (Hsg), Metzler encyclopedia language, 2000

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