Lots of, a lot of & a lot
The quantifiers lots of, a lot of and a lot are often used interchangeably in English. This time I show you the rules how to use expressions correct.
A lot of / Lots of
They have the same meaning: both mean a large amount or number of people/things. They are both used before countable nouns and uncountable nouns. Both expressions tend to be used in informal English.
We need a lot of people for this game.
We need lots of people for this game.
A lot of rain falls in autumn.
Lots of rain falls in autumn.
It means very often or very much or great deal. It is used as an adverb. It comes at the end of a sentence & never before a noun.
I like football a lot.
He's a lot happier now than he was.
I enjoy running a lot.
John seems to travel a lot.