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Difference between a lot and lots #1 (permalink) Mon Sep 04, 2006 7:29 am   Difference between a lot and lots
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #52 "Much, many, a lot, lots", question 4

I need to practice piano ......... before the concert.

(a) much
(b) very
(c) many
(d) a lot

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #52 "Much, many, a lot, lots", answer 4

I need to practice piano a lot before the concert.

Correct answer: (d) a lot

Your answer was: correct
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A lot vs. lots #2 (permalink) Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:23 am   A lot vs. lots
 

There is no difference in meaning between ‘a lot (of)’ and ‘lots (of)’: both nouns mean ‘a large amount/number (of)', ‘lots’ being informal.

We’ve lots of time. What a lot of apples! I’ve seen quite a lot of him lately (seen him many times).
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much #3 (permalink) Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:45 pm   much
 

Hi Conchita,

Could you explain please why the next sentence is wrong??

I need to practice piano "much" before the concert.

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much #4 (permalink) Sun Sep 02, 2007 19:15 pm   much
 

jon wrote:
Hi Conchita,

Could you explain please why the next sentence is wrong??

I need to practice piano "much" before the concert.

Thanks in advance

'Much' isn't normally used in positive sentences.
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Difference between a lot and lots #5 (permalink) Sun Sep 02, 2007 21:58 pm   Difference between a lot and lots
 

Hi Conchita,

Welcome back to the forum. It's good to read your clear and concise comments again.

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Difference between a lot and lots #6 (permalink) Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:05 pm   Difference between a lot and lots
 

Dear Teachers,

please guide can we use "singular and plural" both with "lot of and lots of"

forexample

there are lot of apples

there is lots of apple

are both sentences correct?

please check it and guide

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Difference between a lot and lots #7 (permalink) Tue Dec 15, 2009 21:05 pm   Difference between a lot and lots
 

I`m sorry, but it`s not clear for me. Why can`t we use "much" in positive sentences? Can`t we say: "We need much milk for this recipe"?
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Difference between a lot and lots #8 (permalink) Tue Dec 15, 2009 22:20 pm   Difference between a lot and lots
 

Hi Germin,

The use of 'much' in your sentence in a positive statement simply isn't used and is therefore regarded as unnatural. Of course it is quite commonly used in a negative sentence: We don't need much milk for this recipe.

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Difference between a lot and lots #9 (permalink) Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:52 am   Difference between a lot and lots
 

Dear Alan, thank you for your explanation.
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Difference between a lot and lots #10 (permalink) Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:18 am   Difference between a lot and lots
 

use of the before piano
hi dear coach
according to some grammar books before musical instruments we should use(THE) but here in test 4 it is:
I need to practice piano ......... before the concert.
why didnt you used THE piano and you wrote just piano?
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Difference between a lot and lots #11 (permalink) Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:22 am   Difference between a lot and lots
 

USE OF MUCH
can we come to this conclusion that MUCH is always uses in positive sentences & questions?
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Difference between a lot and lots #12 (permalink) Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:26 am   Difference between a lot and lots
 

No. Consider:
"I don't have much money."
"I can't see much point in doing that."
There isn't much hope."
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Difference between a lot and lots #13 (permalink) Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:02 am   Difference between a lot and lots
 

I had much more to say but now it's of no use. is it correct ?
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Difference between a lot and lots #14 (permalink) Wed Jul 28, 2010 18:58 pm   Difference between a lot and lots
 

Yes.
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A lot vs.many #15 (permalink) Thu Feb 24, 2011 13:52 pm   A lot vs.many
 

sorry what is difference between many and a lot of ?
thanks
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