lot on my plate

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thomas615

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Is this sentence OK? I am trying to make a sentence using "lot on my plate".

Presently I have a lot on my plate and I will be occupied for most weekends. As such I will not be registering for the "Training" class next week.
 

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Is this sentence OK? I am trying to make a sentence using "lot on my plate".

Presently I have a lot on my plate and I will be occupied for most weekends. As such I will not be registering for the "Training" class next week.

It's fine as long as a reader/listener would understand that it is a common metaphor for having a lot to do.
 

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Presently I have a lot on my plate and I will be occupied for most weekends. As such I will not be registering for the "Training" class next week.
As bill said, it's fine, though 'as such' normally follows a noun. I am a believer in fairies. As such, I object to your condescending attitude towards the fair folk.

As the meaning of 'have a lot on one's plate is clear, to most speaker's of BrE at least, there is no need for the part of your sentence I have coloured red. In a more formal letter I would use only the part I have coloured green, joining the two parts with 'so'
 
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