Re: "a lot" Question

Subject: Re: "a lot" Question
From: Matt Ion <soundy -at- MAIL -dot- BC -dot- ROGERS -dot- WAVE -dot- CA>
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 1995 08:03:23 -0800

On Fri, 10 Oct 1997 08:23:47 -0600, Elsa Kapitan-White wrote:

>>>>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
>>>Matt Ion responded: How about "frequently"? Or even "excessively"?
>Remember, however, that "frequently" has time connotations.

Of course, as with everything else, it depends on the context.
"Frequently" would be a good substitute in your last sentence above.
When denoting numbers of things, on the other hand, perhaps "many",
"several", or "numerous" (or if it's REALLY a lot, "innumerable" :-)

Your friend and mine,
<insert standard disclaimer here>

Having is not so pleasing a thing as wanting;
it is not logical, but it is often true.
- Spock

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