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adverb, pronoun lot pronunciation in American English /lɑt/
A lot can be used in the following ways:
as an adverb: He seems to like her a lot. (before a comparative adjective or adverb): I feel a lot better.
as a pronoun: We didn't get paid a lot, but we had fun. (followed by "of"): A lot of people don't like the idea much.
Lots can be used in the same way as a lot but is more informal: She knows lots about it. ♦ There's lots to eat in the kitchen.
 

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