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    #1

    next to, each other

    Hello, teacher

    I have two questions.

    First,

    "They phone each other a lot" is correct sentence.

    But "They phone a lot each other" Is it correct?

    and "They gave each other a present/presents" is correct sentence

    But "They gave a present each other" Is it correct?

    Second,

    "they are sitting "next to" each other"

    What is the "next to"? Is that a adjective?

    I understood "to + verb of original"

    Thank you

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    Re: next to, each other

    They phone each other a lot.
    They phone a lot each other. X

    "A lot" here refers to regularity (not quantity) so it comes at the end of the sentence.

    I go to the park a lot.
    I play tennis a lot.
    He shouts at people a lot.

    When it refers to quantity, it goes before "of + noun".

    He has a lot of shoes.
    They drink a lot of beer.
    She buys a lot of clothes.

    Please don't ask unrelated questions in the same thread. Please start a new thread for your "presents each other" question and another thread for "next to".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: next to, each other

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "A lot" here refers to regularity (not quantity) so it comes at the end of the sentence.

    When it refers to quantity, it goes before "of + noun".
    I am not a teacher.

    I agree entirely.

    It is interesting to note that, 'I play tennis a lot' (= regularity) and, 'I play a lot of tennis' (= quantity) would be understood by many as meaning exactly the same thing.

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