If you plan carefully, a trip to Europe
doesn't have to cost a lot.
a lot of
We spent a lot of time just lying on the
The book contains a lot of useful advice
about setting up your own business.
a whole lot/an awful lot
(=a very large amount)
To most Americans, $150,000 sounds like a
whole lot of money.
quite a lot
fairly large amount of something)
Helen looks as if she's lost quite a lot of
weight recently - is she on a diet?
a lot more/less
Ask Susan—she knows a lot more about
computers than I do.
a lot to do/see/learn etc.
We've painted the kitchen and the living
room, but there's a lot to do in the other rooms.
: a large amount of something
"How much money did you bring with
It's a big house, so we've got lots of room
There was lots of blood, but I don't think
anyone got killed.
lots and lots
You can't afford to stay there unless
you've got lots and lots of money.
lots to see/do/learn etc.
You won't be bored - there are lots to do here.
There's lots more beer in the cooler if you
: use this especially in
questions and negatives.
Do you know much about cars?
much pleasure/hope/sense etc.
It gives us much pleasure to announce the
names of the winners.
Her answer didn't make much sense to me.
There was so much noise outside. I could
hardly hear what she was saying.
I think Perry's had a little too much wine.
much to do/see/learn etc.
She never seems to have much to say.
He's very young and still has much to learn
about how to deal with employees.
We've had much less rain this year than
large part of something)
Much of Bangladesh remains flooded after
last week's torrential rains.
: a large amount of money
He lost a bundle in the stock market.
a bundle of
If you end up hiring a lawyer, it could
cost you a bundle of money.