The word "lot" refers to an open area of land.
- There’s an empty lot behind the store.
- Someone is planning to build an apartment building on the lot.
- Lots in this area sell for over $100,000 an acre.
- Are there any more lots available?
- The parking lot doesn’t have any more space.
- The city is converting parking lots to office buildings.
He has an empty lot for sale.
When "a" is added to the word "lot" it describes a large amount.
- We have a lot of time before the movie begins.
- There are not a lot of students in the classroom.
- The kids like the new playground a lot.
- They like going there a lot.
- That hurts a lot.
The plural form of this word, "lots," is almost always followed by the preposition "of."
- He needs lots of attention.
- Lots of customers lined up before the store opened.
- We have lots of time.
- Lots of students visit this website every day.
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June 12, 2015