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    A lot of earthquakes.

    We used not to have a lot of earthquakes when we were kids. But now we have a lot of earthquakes.

    Please check.

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    Re: A lot of earthquakes.

    That is not incorrect, but most people these days would say 'We didn't use to have ...'

    I'd say 'We didn't use to have many earthquakes when we were kids, but now we have a lot'.

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    Re: A lot of earthquakes.

    tufguy, you've been told before that using a word like 'earthquakes' twice in one sentence is stylistically poor.

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