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Which is correct there is a lot of or there are a lot of?
Mostly, we will use “There are a lot of” with countable nouns, when we discuss plurals, and “There is a lot of” with uncountable nouns, but there is of course flexibility here – in many cases it may be down to the individual’s interpretation of the sentence. There are a lot of apples. There is a lot of meat.
Has a lot VS have a lot?
In this case, “lot” is the subject because it refers to “people” a countable noun which is plural and requires the plural verb “have”. If the word “lot” refers to an uncountable noun, than the verb would be singular (has).
How do you use a lot of and lots of?
We use a lot of and lots of in informal styles. Lots of is more informal than a lot of. A lot of and lots of can both be used with plural countable nouns and with singular uncountable nouns for affirmatives, negatives, and questions: We’ve got lots of things to do.
Do you say there is a lot of people or there are a lot of people?
“A lot” is singular but “people” is plural. “There are a lot of people” is correct because the image presented is “many people.”
Which is correct lots of people or lot of people?
“A lot” is singular but “people” is plural. “There are a lot of people” is correct because the image presented is “many people.” In this sense, “a lot of” is a synonym of “lots of” and “many,” both of which are plural.
Is a lot of people plural or singular?
In your examples “people” is a plural noun, so the noun phrase a lot of people is also plural and thus requires the plural verb “are”.
Did you read any book recently?
Did you read any book recently? is OK, but you cannot use the recently in the sentence “Did you read any book yesterday/last month”. Some adverbials, such as “just, recently, already, once/twice, ever/never, today, this morning /this week etc., and phrases with “for/since” are used with both forms [the Present Perfect and Past Simple].
Is the past tense of ‘Have you read’ grammatically correct?
No, it isn’t. You have to use have you read. The simple past tense has a concrete time frame, and “recently” is ambiguous, so the two don’t work together. Did you read any books yesterday? Have you read any books recently? Recently is a general-time adverb.
How do you use the word recently in a sentence?
The Merriam-Webster gives five example sentences for recently and four of them use recently with the simple past. To say something like ‘You have to use have you read’ or ‘we should not use definite verb tenses for these situations’ is obviously incorrect. The sentence with the simple past is grammatical and fine. Did you read any book recently?
What is the difference between ‘had read’ and ‘have read’?
Had read in this case is the past perfect tense, indicating that the event happened before something else in the past (unstated in this case – not sure the sentence is technically correct). Have read is the present perfect tense, indicating you read the stories before now.