a great many
a great number of = many (接可數名詞) a great mount of = much (接不可數名詞) = a lot of = lots... in the desk. (書桌上有好多盒子) EX: There are a great mount of sugar in my coffee. (我的咖啡裡有很多的糖)
In the course of I have had a great many encounters with a great many people who have been concerned...
...名詞 另外附上： 後面可接可數名詞的 few, a few, a couple of, many, a (great/large/small) number of, a good/great many 後面可接不可數名詞的...