Meaning of LOT in English

LOT

pronoun

1

See LOT (↑ lot )/LOTS

2

BAD : My husband and I met each other a lot of years ago.

GOOD : My husband and I met each other many years ago.

BAD : The problem is that for a lot of years smoking was not considered to be anti-social.

GOOD : The problem is that for many years smoking was not considered to be anti-social.

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many + weeks/months/years (NOT a lot of ): 'Many years have passed since we were at school together.'

Compare: 'During the summer we spend a lot of time in the garden.'

3

BAD : There is a lot of countries in the same situation.

GOOD : There are a lot of countries in the same situation.

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See note at THERE 2 (↑ there )

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