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    a whole lot

    Dear all,

    What's the meaning of the underlined sentence?

    Specifically speaking,

    How should I understand "a whole lot" underlined in the sentence below?

    What's the difference between the phrase and "a lot"?

    What's the meaning of "have sth. at stake"?

    Thanks in advance.

    But even with all these safeguards available, itís worth noting that a whole lot more people have something at stake: In the 1920s, around 2 percent of households had a stake in the market. In the 2000s, more than 50 percent did.

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    Re: a whole lot

    1 many more people
    2 something they could make a loss on

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    Re: a whole lot

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    1 many more people
    2 something they could make a loss on

    Thanks.

    And What's the difference between the "a whole lot" and "a lot"?

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    Re: a whole lot

    And What's the difference between the "a whole lot" and "a lot"?
    A lot = many
    a whole lot = very many

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