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Would you say a lot are two words or a lot is two words

asked Feb 05 '11 at 18:26 sara f New member

This question would read better as: would you say "a lot" are two words or "a lot" is two words? Badger BadgerFeb 08 '11 at 20:27

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'A lot' is very often used as a combination but it consists of two words.

link comment answered Jun 22 '11 at 15:46 Shamsiya Fathima New member

I think all of you missed the point, the question is whether we should use singular or plural verb. I think you should say 'a lot' is two words, because you refer to it as a single item.

link comment answered Jul 17 '11 at 21:09 Biljana New member

Two words....a and lot.

link comment answered Feb 09 '11 at 14:15 Chris Harrell New member

I believe it's supposed to be two words, although sometimes it's written as one word.

link comment answered Feb 05 '11 at 20:02 fasdfsa New member

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