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Grammar Lesson: a lot of / lots of

A lot of / lots of mean the same, and are the informal versions of much and many.

They can be used:

1. with uncountable nouns to represent the idea of much

2. with countable nouns to represent the idea of many

“I’m going to eat a lot of Easter eggs this weekend!” (many)

“We have lots of time to help Jane move house.” (much)

A lot of Australians travel to Bali.” (many)

“We are getting lots of rain this summer.” (much)

“My parents have a lot of money for their retirement.” (much)

“Nick has lots of books.” (many)

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