a lot/lots a large number, amount, or quantity
We’re paying her a lot for her services.
Have another piece of cake – there’s lots more in the kitchen.
a lot of: Bob used to have a lot of friends in New York.
I’ve got a lot of work to do.
There are a lot of questions that still remain unanswered.
The idea has attracted lots of publicity.
He’s making lots of money.
a lot/lots to do/see/eat etc: There’s a lot to see in New York.
lots and lots: There were lots and lots of posters to choose from.
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