Common mistake abundance

Common Mistake: Using "abundance" without specifying the quantity

One common mistake people make when using the word "abundance" is not specifying the amount or giving a more specific description. While "abundance" is often used to convey a large quantity or ample supply of something, it is important to provide more context or use alternative words such as "enough" or "plenty."


  • Incorrect: There is an abundance of food at the party.
  • Correct: There is enough food at the party to feed everyone.

By specifying that there is enough food to feed everyone, the sentence becomes more clear and informative.

  • Incorrect: She has an abundance of clothes in her wardrobe.
  • Correct: She has plenty of clothes in her wardrobe.

Using "plenty" in this sentence adds a specific and more descriptive element to the statement.

It is important to remember that while "abundance" can be a useful word in certain contexts, it is often necessary to provide more information to make the statement more precise and informative.

Linguix Grammar Checker is a helpful tool to avoid common grammar mistakes like this one!

abundance mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    There is an abundance of flowers in the meadow.

    There is an enough|plenty of flowers in the meadow.

  • Correct:
    The meadow of full of flowers.
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