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    Question dont let me down

    dear friends,
    how to differentiate lot of and lots of? and what is the meaning of each one?
    could you show me please.

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    Re: dont let me down

    They mean the same:
    She has lots of money.
    She has a lot of money.


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    Hi,
    I think they belong to different registers; lots is colloquial, a lot is neutral.
    Cheers

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    Re: dont let me down

    Quote Originally Posted by Humble View Post
    Hi,
    I think they belong to different registers; lots is colloquial, a lot is neutral.
    Cheers
    Hello Humble,
    What about the difference based on whether used for Contable or Non-countable?
    Regards

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    Re: dont let me down

    Quote Originally Posted by Shad View Post
    Hello Humble,
    What about the difference based on whether used for Contable or Non-countable?
    Regards
    They can be used with either. "A lot of" and "lots of" can mean much or many.

    He has a lot of/lots of money. (noun-count, much)
    He has a lot of/lots of cats. (countable, many).

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