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Which is correct there is a lot of things or there are a lot of things?
5 Answers. Unless the second is a typo, then neither are correct. “There is a lot of” and “There are a lot of” are both legitimate terms, depending on whether the noun is countable or not.
Is a lot of things correct?
The correct sentence is “There are a lot of things” because things is a plural noun.
Is it there are a lot or there is a lot?
Answer: “There’s a lot” is correct. “there’re a lot” is in no way correct, but you probably meant “they’re a lot” which would also be correct, depending on what you intended to mean. “There’s a lot” = “There is a lot (of mud).” Notice how mud is an amorphous and collective noun, therefore it takes the singular case.
Is a lot of things singular or plural?
A lot of things means a large number (plural) of things, hence you will use a plural noun (unless the noun is uncountable, then singular). A lot of apples, a lot of chairs, a lot of questions, (but a lot of water, a lot of sand). Lots is just the plural form of lot.
How do you say there’s a lot of something?
What follows is a list of alternatives to “a lot.” Consider using these more descriptive words and phrases in your next project.
- a good deal.
- a great deal.
- a large number.
- a whole heap.
- an abundance.
- copious, copious amount.
What does a lot of things mean?
A large number or amount of people or things.
What’s the difference between a lot of and lots of?
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. That’s a lot of money.
Can we say 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.
Why is there or are there?
The choice between the phrases there is and there are at the beginning of a sentence is determined by the noun that follows it. Use there is when the noun is singular (“There is a cat”). Use there are when the noun is plural (“There are two cats”).
What is difference between a lot of and lots of?
Why a lot is singular?
By extension, it means “a large number/quantity of things/people”. It behaves like the noun it refers to. If that is a plural noun, a lot is plural; if there is no noun (as in your first example), a lot is singular because it means “a large amount”.