Writing Prompt ~ A Lot And Lots Of

Writing Prompt

Writing Prompt: The informal expression “a lot” is often incorrectly written as one word: alot. “Alot” is not a word, and any spellcheck program will prompt you to correct it. The expression “a lot” can mean a large amount: I ate a lot of chips. It can also mean to a great extent/often: I go out to dinner a lot. The expression “lots of” can be used interchangeably with “a lot of”: I ate lots of pizza. I ate a lot of pizza. Note that the word “allot” sounds the same as “a lot”. This is a verb meaning to assign or distribute. For example: Please allot ten chairs for the parents of the dancers. Demonstrate your understanding of “a lot” and “lots of” by using these expressions in an informal paragraph about a delicious meal you ate recently.


My Hamburger
I eat a lot of hamburgers. This Saturday I had a really juicy hamburger at my favourite fast-food restaurant. I go there a lot. My hamburger had a lot of toppings on it. For example, it had mushrooms, cheese, lettuce, and lots of tomatoes. It also had a lot of sauce! I’m a messy eater. I spill my food a lot. It took lots of napkins to clean up the mess from my juicy hamburger on Saturday. I get lots of dirty looks when I eat hamburgers in restaurants.
Written by Tara Benwell for EnglishClub
Tara Benwell is a Canadian freelance writer and editor who specializes in materials and articles for the ELT industry.

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