Re: "a lot" Question

Subject: Re: "a lot" Question
From: "John A. Newman" <johnn -at- OTGSOFTWARE -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 1997 10:30:00 -0400

I find myself using "a great deal", "much", "many", "quite a few", and
sometimes even "a great number". The only problem with these is that "a
lot" of the time these can sound rather stilted.

John Newman
Technical Writer
OTG Software, Inc.
johnn -at- otgsoftware -dot- com

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From: Elsa Kapitan-White [SMTP:kapitan-white -at- SUGAR-LAND -dot- OILFIELD -dot- SLB -dot- COM]
Sent: Friday, October 10, 1997 8:24 AM
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Subject: Re: "a lot" Question

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>Date: Fri, 10 Oct 1997 08:23:06 -0600
>To: Matt Ion <soundy -at- mail -dot- bc -dot- rogers -dot- wave -dot- ca>
>From: Elsa Kapitan-White <kapitan-white -at- sugar-land -dot- oilfield -dot- slb -dot- com>
>Subject: Re: "a lot" Question
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>>On Thu, 9 Oct 1997 16:39:09 +1600, George Williams wrote:
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>>>One more question-Someone sent me the correct spelling for alot.
>>>(a lot). Does anybody have some replacement words for "a lot", as
>>>used in a sentence. This is one coupling of words, I seem to use "a
>>>lot."
>>
>>Matt Ion responded: How about "frequently"? Or even "excessively"?

Remember, however, that "frequently" has time connotations.

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