A lot of / lots of / a lot

A lot of dan lots of. Kedua frasa ini merupakan frasa nomina, yakni sekelompok kata yang berfungmê mẩn atau bekerja sebatua nomimãng cầu.

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Sehingga jelas, secara gramatika, keduanya ditulis atau digunakan sebelum menyebut sebuah nomimãng cầu.

Nah, lantas apa perbedaan a lot of dan lots of?

Baik a lot of maupun lots of sama-sama berarti “banyak”. Namun, poin utama yang ingin kangươi paparkan adalah bahwa dalam bahasa Inggris, seperti halnya dalam berbahasa Indonesia dan bahasa-bahasa lainnya, kita bisa berucap atau menulis sesuatu baik secara formal maupun informal.

Dan lots of merupakan bentuk yang lebih sering digunakan atau ditemui dalam percakapan sehari-hari ketimbang a lot of.

Dalam penulisan, a lot of dapat digunakan baik untuk nomimãng cầu yang dapat dihitung (countable noun) maupun yang tidak dapat dihitung (uncountable/noncountable noun), baik yang tunggal (singular) maupun jamak (plural).

Ingatkah Anda dengan materi perbedaan kata bendomain authority plural dan singular? Bila suatu nomimãng cầu tidak memiliki akhiran -s/-es, maka nomimãng cầu tersebut adalah nomimãng cầu tunggal. Dan bila diakhiri oleh -s/-es, maka nomimãng cầu tersebut adalah jamak.

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Contoh

Perhatikan contoh-contoh di bawah ini dan bedakan mamãng cầu yang merupakan nomimãng cầu tunggal dan jamak:

There are a lot of birds in the conservatory (nomimãng cầu jamak, dapat dihitung).My grandfather has a lot of chickens in his farm (nomina jamak, dapat dihitung).The singer gets a lot of letters from his fans (nomina jamak, dapat dihitung).You don’t have khổng lồ bring a lot of stuff, just the essential ones (nomima tunggal, tidak dapat dihitung).For a beginner, she has a lot of English vocabulary (nomina tunggal, tidak dapat dihitung).You need to lớn drink a lot of water before & after workout (nomina tunggal, tidak dapat dihitung).Rethành viên to lớn eat a lot of fruit khổng lồ keep your mouth, teeth, and gum healthy (nomina tunggal, tidak dapat dihitung).There are a lot of people waiting for the store to open (nomina tunggal, tidak dapat dihitung).We saw a lot of animal in the zoo today (nomimãng cầu tunggal, tidak dapat dihitung).

Percakapan yang menggunakan a lot of pun akan terdengar lebih formal ketimbang saat menggunakan lots of.

Contoh-contoh di atas dapat tentu diganti dengan menggunakan lots of. Mari simak perubahannya:

There are lots of birds in the conservatory.My grandfather has lots of chickens in his farm.

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The singer gets lots of letters from his fans.You don’t have sầu khổng lồ bring lots of stuff, just the essential ones.For a beginner, she has lots of English vocabulary.You need lớn drink lots of water before & after workout.Remember to eat lots of fruit lớn keep your mouth, teeth, & gum healthy.There are lots of people waiting for the store khổng lồ open.We saw lots of animal in the zoo

Nah, Anda bisa merasakan, bukan, bahwa kalimat-kalimat di atas terasa lebih converstational dan chattier saat a lot of diubah menjadi lots of?

Sehingga dapat disimpulkan bahwa dalam bentuk penulisan, secara gramatika, mevới akan lebih tepat bila menggunakan a lot of. Dan penggunaan lots of terbatas pada percakapan saja.

SOAL

Kini coba pilih salah satu antara a lot of dan lots of untuk mengimê say kalimat-kalimat yang ada di bawah ini. Perhatikan kembali apa yang telah kangươi paparkan di atas bila Anda masih kebingungan untuk memilih antara keduanya dan perhatikan konteks tulisannya:

The instruction says, “Drink _____ water & enough sleep khổng lồ get the maximum result of the treatment.This outbound is meant to get the employee freshen their minds, also closer, tighter, build their teamwork, & hopefully when we get bachồng lớn the office, we’ll be more creative sầu & produce _____ exciting ideas.Dad used khổng lồ smoke ______ cigarettes until one of his cchiến bại friends died of lung cancer because of his own smoking habit. Since then, no more cigarettes for him.I can only hope that this new policy will bring in _____ investors in the near future.My young boss doesn’t think he has ______ things lớn say in this matter. That’s rather pitiful because he’s actually very smart và solutive sầu. But his older coleagues seem to lớn belittle him.As a musician in my younger days, I’d been playing in ____ cool venues. There would be hundreds of people listened to lớn my band performed. It was awesome.In the next week, we need lớn make ____ more contacts with the agent in that city.Don’t worry, I have sầu _____ không lấy phí time this weekover. We can cover _____ things that you’ve been longing khổng lồ do for a while.If I were you, I would want khổng lồ spover _____ time with my family. I might never going baông chồng khổng lồ work.

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The novel has _____ plot twists that one can imagine. It will definitely give you a ride.

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