What's the difference between measure and means when they are used to describe "a method"?
Google seems not to help very much because it interprets "measure" as "scientific measurement" and "means" as "mean, mode and median".
I looked them up in the Cambridge online dictionary and my understanding so far is:
- "Measure" is a singular noun so it can be used in "a measure of doing sth" or "several measures of doing that", while "means" is a plural noun so you can't say "a means of doing sth", but "I have no means of doing that" is fine.
- They generally can be used interchangeably except in the idioms such as "by no means" or "have the measure of sb/sth"