‘A lot’ is a piece of land, so if there is a lot of something, it means there is a large amount of it.
In everyday conversations, ‘a lot’ is actually used… a lot.
Here are a few examples of how the phrase is so commonly used (if not overused):
- “I like dark chocolate a lot.”
- “There are a lot of A-stars in the cast.”
- “She does a lot of traveling in her job.”
- “He earns a lot of money.”
- “There’s not a lot we can do about this issue.”
What follows is a list of alternatives to ‘a lot.’ You may consider using these more descriptive expressions the next time you’re about to say ‘a lot.’
Note: All of the following phrases can be followed by both countable and uncountable nouns unless mentioned otherwise.
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