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    #1

    lots of / a host of

    Which of the following sentences is better, 1 or 2 ?

    1. At night, lots of stars twinkled in the sky.
    2. At night, a host of stars twinkled in the sky.

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    Re: lots of / a host of

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Which of the following sentences is better, 1 or 2 ?

    1. At night, lots of stars twinkled in the sky.
    2. At night, a host of stars twinkled in the sky.
    They are about the same for me. The second is a bit more formal.

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    Re: lots of / a host of

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    They are about the same for me. The second is a bit more formal.
    ...and more poetic.

    The well-known poem wouldn't sound the same if it read

    'When all at once I saw a crowd,
    A lot of golden daffodils'.

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