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  1. raj_asiatic
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    Question plural form

    Which one is correct:
    (a)Lots of Diamonds.
    (b)Lot of Diamonds.
    (c)Lots of Diamond.
    Is there any rule.

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    Re: plural form

    Yes, there is a rule.
    Both 'a lot of' and 'lots of' can be used with either countable or uncountable nouns; the countables then assume the plural form, uncountables remain singular.
    Examples:

    We've eaten all our pears but we still have got a lot of / lots of apples.

    Be prepared to see a lot of / lots of snow if you're going there in the winter.

    'diamond' is a countable noun, therefore 'a lot of / lots of diamonds' is correct.

    Please notice that the word 'lot' is a countable noun in this expression, and so it requires an indefinite article with its singular form.

    Hope this helps.

    Regards, TeeKay

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