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There are ____ apps in the App Store.

Should I use enormous? Or massive? Or any better one for a formal presentation?

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A dictionary is a useful reference. Please do look up enormous and massive to see the distinction from numerous. Also, see multitude/multitudinous. –  medica May 14 at 7:46
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Amusingly, I read an online article that described a space capsule returning to Earth under massive parachutes. Sigh. –  andy256 May 14 at 8:34

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A huge number of or a great number of can be useful expressions:

There is a huge number of apps..

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I think this should be 'there are a huge number of apps' rather than 'there is' because apps are plural. An example where 'is' makes sense would be, 'There is a huge host of soldiers' because the 'is' refers to the host, which is a collective noun, which is then subcategorised as comprising soldiers. –  Sam May 14 at 11:34

Numerous or various can work in that sentence as well.

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Plenty: (Pronoun) A large or sufficient amount or quantity; more than enough.

There are plenty of apps in the App store.

Copious: (Adjective) Very large in amount or number.

There are copious amounts of apps in the App store.

Abundant: (Adjective) Existing or available in large quantities; plentiful.

There is an abundance of apps in the App store.


However, without any additions to your statement:

There are ? apps in the App Store.

Many: (Determiner) Constituting or forming a large number; numerous: many people.

Countless: (Adjective) Too numerous to count.

Innumerable: (Adjective) Very numerous.

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