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    a lot of|a bit of & lots of|bits of

    Hi,

    When do we use "lots of/bits of" instead of "a lot of/a bit of" and vice versa?

    An example: He could see bits of lights.

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    Joe
    Last edited by joeoct; 18-Jun-2011 at 23:39.

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    Re: a lot of|a bit of & lots of|bits of

    They have nothing to do, I would say. "Lots of" and "A lot of" have to do with large amounts, plenty of something (e.g. There are lots of/ a lot of places to visit).

    "A bit of" is used to talk about short quantities (e.g. A leg of frog, a bit of evil dust and a bit of snake blood", cried the witch with a sheer-lunacy expression on her face, at the same time she was reading the recipe and preparing the poisonous potion).

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    Re: a lot of|a bit of & lots of|bits of

    Joeoct, please see the Similar Threads at the bottom of the page.

    Leandro, please state that you are not a teacher (see the first of the Notices above).

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    Re: a lot of|a bit of & lots of|bits of

    OK.

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