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    #1

    lots, loads, lot

    Hello all,

    COuld you please explain to me the difference in meaning and use of the following
    - a lot of
    - lots of
    - loads of

    Many thanks in advance

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    Re: lots, loads, lot

    a lot of and lots of means exactly the same.

    (Just be sure not to write anything like; "a lots of" or "lot of") that would be grammatically wrong.

    "loads of" means exactly the same as the first two as well, but it's more informal and is heard more in spoken English or seen in informal writing (e-mails to friends stc...)

    hope that helps a a little,

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    Re: lots, loads, lot

    indeed it helped, thanks

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    #4

    Re: lots, loads, lot

    Quote Originally Posted by Luizao View Post
    "loads of" means exactly the same as the first two as well, but it's more informal and is heard more in spoken English or seen in informal writing
    When used in writing I personally dislike "loads of". Sounds a bit 'dirty' to me.

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