Would you please tell me if I should use 'a lot of time' or 'a lot of times' and 'a formal education' or 'the formal education' in the following sentences. Thank you.
"women back then a lot of times didn't receive a formal education, they were just expected to stay at home and help with the chores...."
I disagree.A lot of time, because, here time is used as uncountable.
very frequent - a lot of times, lots of times are acceptable.
tedtmc is right, but it might be better to avoid that phrase altogether.
You've already used a time phrase - "back then".
Women back then usually didn't receive a formal education.
Women back then generally didn't receive a formal education.
Women back then rarely received ...
Most women back then didn't receive ...
The majority of women back then ...