Do You Use “A Lot” a Lot?

The word “a lot” is often used as an adverb to mean “a large number”.

Even though it’s a useful phrase in many situations, it can be overused and start to sound vague or repetitive.

Look at these examples here.

  1. She ate a lot of pizza for dinner.
  2. They spent a lot of money on their holiday.
  3. We had a lot of fun at the amusement park.
  4. There were a lot of people at the concert last night.
  5. She has a lot of experience in marketing.
  6. They have a lot of work to do before the deadline.
  7. He has a lot of friends from all over the world.
  8. The professor gave the class a lot of reading to do before the next lecture.

Here are some examples using alternative words.

  1. She consumed copious amounts of pizza for dinner.
  2. They spent a substantial amount of money on their holiday.
  3. We had a tremendous amount of fun at the amusement park.
  4. There was a large crowd at the concert last night.
  5. She has significant experience in marketing.
  6. They have a great deal of work to do before the deadline.
  7. He has many friends from all over the world.
  8. The professor assigned the class a considerable amount of reading to do before the next lecture.

Of course, you can try to give specific examples, statistics or facts.

For example:

  1. She consumed 10 large slices of pizza for dinner.
  2. They spent hundreds of pounds on their holiday.
  3. There were thousands of people at the concert last night.
  4. She has seven years of experience in marketing.

 I hope that helps. 

 

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