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Hi,

If I wanted to buy lots of soccer balls for training and now I am at the front of a sales person in a sport shop and said "Can I have soccer balls?". "Yes, how many soccer balls do you need?" said the sales person.

In this situation, I think I have a couple of options for the answer:

"Ten please.", "Ten soccer balls please".

My question is this: is that poosible to say "Ten numbers please"? Although I've never heard of it I'm just curious. Becuase my language has some kind of THAT thing I can't explain.

Thanks
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burandaMy question is this: is that possible to say "Ten numbers please"?
No.
burandaAlthough I've never heard of it I'm just curious. Becuase curious because my language has some kind of THAT thing I can't explain.
I suspect that "THAT thing" is a classifier if your language is one that uses classifiers. English does not have a system of classifiers as such, so I suspect that there will rarely be an English word that you will be able to substitute for those words in your language.

CJ
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Ten soccer balls/ten of (anything) would not be regarded as 'a lot'.

If I wanted to buy (lots of) some soccer balls: Suppose I want to buy some soccer balls

for training: you don't need to say this - you don't need to state WHY or FOR WHAT PURPOSE you are buying the balls - that is your business: the issue is, you wish to buy some soccer balls.

and now I am at the front of a sales person in a sport shop: and I'm talking to the sales person in a sports store

and said "Can I have soccer balls?": and I say, "I'd like to buy some soccer balls."

Yes, how many soccer balls do you need?" said the sales person.: The sales person replies, "Yes, how many balls do you need?"

In this situation, I think I have a couple of options for the answer:

"Ten please", "Ten soccer balls please".: I think I should respond, "Ten please." Is that right?
Yes.

If you are asking, "Is it OK to say, "Ten number/numbers of balls"; or "Twenty number/numbers of bottles of beer", then no:. It's, "I'd like to buy five ice creams and two cans of coke, please." etc
Students: We have free audio pronunciation exercises.
 CalifJim's reply was promoted to an answer.
"My question is this: is that possible to say "Ten numbers please"?"

Is it possible to say, "Ten numbers?"

Yes.
"I've written ten numbers on the board. Fine the lowest common denominator."