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    "a lot of" in questions & negative sentences

    Hi everybody!
    I would like to know if itīs possible to use "a lot of" in questions and negatives sentences, eg: "Did you meet a lot of people? Some native speakers say you mustnīt but Iīve never found a grammar rule against it.
    Thanks a lot for your help.
    Carmen

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    Re: "a lot of" in questions & negative sentences

    It's fine.

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    Re: "a lot of" in questions & negative sentences

    Yes, it is. And so is 'I didn't meet a lot of people'.

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    Re: "a lot of" in questions & negative sentences

    Didn't you meet a lot of people? (= I am surprised that you met so few.)

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    Re: "a lot of" in questions & negative sentences

    Didn't you meet a lot of people! (I am impressed that you met so many.)

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    Re: "a lot of" in questions & negative sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Didn't you meet a lot of people! (I am impressed that you met so many.)
    Yup.

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    Re: "a lot of" in questions & negative sentences

    Thanks a lot for your answers!

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