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A lot of vs. many #1 (permalink) Mon Sep 25, 2006 4:10 am   A lot of vs. many
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #52 "Much, many, a lot, lots", question 8

I have ......... of friends.

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

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #52 "Much, many, a lot, lots", answer 8

I have lots of friends.

Correct answer: (c) lots

Your answer was: incorrect
I have many of friends.
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correct sentence:
I have lots of friends.

Correct answer: (c) lots
Why don't use "many" in this sentence.
What are the diffirent using between "lots", "many", "much", "very"? Can you help me? Thanks you very much.

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Lots of/many/much/very #2 (permalink) Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:59 am   Lots of/many/much/very
 

You can say either:

I have lots of friends.

or:

I have many friends.

'I have many of friends' is not correct.

'Much’ is normally used in negative statements and with uncountable nouns: I haven’t got much work to do.

‘Very’ is usually followed by an adjective or an adverb: They are very friendly.
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Uncountable / s? #3 (permalink) Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:49 pm   Uncountable / s?
 

Hi Conchita,

In the next sentence:

"There are lots of books... They are uncountables"

Is correct the use of "uncountables" ??

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A lot of vs. many #4 (permalink) Tue Aug 21, 2007 14:54 pm   A lot of vs. many
 

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No, alumno, you should use the word uncountable.
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A lot of vs. many #5 (permalink) Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:30 pm   A lot of vs. many
 

hi,
why we use "a" before (LOT) and not use it before (LOTS)?

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A lot of vs. many #6 (permalink) Sun May 02, 2010 21:39 pm   A lot of vs. many
 

Hello,
Could someone explain the difference between "a lot of" and "lots of"? Thank you!
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A lot of vs. many #7 (permalink) Sun May 02, 2010 23:22 pm   A lot of vs. many
 

There is no difference in meaning between the two. Both nouns mean ‘a large amount/number (of)'.
'Lots' is more informal than 'a lot'.
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A lot of vs. many #8 (permalink) Mon May 03, 2010 19:47 pm   A lot of vs. many
 

Thanks', Beeesneees!
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