a Lot / a Lot of / Lots of (Quantifier)

Pengertian A lot, a Lot of, dan Lots of

A lot, a lot of and lots of adalah quantifier yang bermakna “a great quantity (of)” atau “a large number (of)”. Ketiganya digunakan dalam informal English.

Penggunaan A lot, a Lot of, dan Lots of

A lot

A lot (atau lots) digunakan sebagai adverb yang biasanya ditempatkan di ujung kalimat.

Contoh Kalimat a Lot:

No Contoh Kalimat a Lot
1 Are there many moons in the solar system? Yes, a lot / Yes, lots.
(Apakah banyak bulan di tata surya? Ya, banyak.)
2 We talked a lot about mental illness.
(Kami berbicara banyak tentang penyakit mental.)
3 My sister likes cooking a lot.
(Saudara perempuanku sangat suka memasak.)
4 Newborn kittens need to sleep a lot.
(Anak kucing baru lahir perlu tidur banyak.)

A lot of dan Lots of

A lot of and lots of berfungsi sebagai determiner. Keduanya dapat diikuti noun berupa plural countable noun atau uncountable nounLots of lebih informal dari a lot of.

Pada kalimat positif, a lot of lebih umum digunakan daripada many/much yang lebih formal. Pada kalimat negatif dan interogatif, countable noun lebih umum menggunakan many daripada a lot; sedangkan uncountable noun seperti food, money, dan love lebih umum menggunakan much.

Contoh Kalimat a Lot of / Lots of:

No Contoh Kalimat a Lot of / Lots of
1 There are a lot of / lots of reasons why I wake up early.
(Ada banyak alasan mengapa saya bangun pagi.)
2 She read a lot of / lots of books during pregnancy.
(Dia membaca banyak buku selama kehamilan.)
3 Even if I had a lot of money, I wouldn’t buy much food there.
(Meskipun saya banyak uang, saya tidak akan mebeli banyak makanan disana.)
4 A lot of mushrooms are poisonous.
(Banyak jamur beracun.)

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References:

  1. A Lot, Lots Of, A Lot Of. http://esl.about.com/od/grammarintermediate/a/cm_lot.htm. Accessed on August 11, 2014.
  2. A lot of things about ‘lots of’. http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/learnit/learnitv49.shtml. Accessed on August 11, 2014.
  3. Lots of/ A lot of / A lot. http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/radio/specials/1837_aae/page41.shtml. Accessed on August 11, 2014.
  4. Much, many, a lot of, lots of: quantifiers. http://dictionary.cambridge.org/grammar/british-grammar/much-many-a-lot-of-lots-of-quantifiers. Accessed on August 11, 2014.
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