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    Question plenty of

    Hi
    Is there a difference between "plenty of" and "a plenty of"?

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    Re: plenty of

    a plenty of is incorrect

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    Re: plenty of

    Quote Originally Posted by daisy1352 View Post
    Hi
    Is there a difference between "plenty of" and "a plenty of"?
    You might be confusing "aplenty" with "plenty of". "Aplenty" is ano older word that has survived. It is a peculiar adjective in English in that it is only used postpositively (after the noun it modifies). "Galore" is another.

    There was plenty of food at the party.
    There was food aplenty at the party.
    There was food galore at the party.

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