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A lot of / Lots of

a lot of and lots of express the quantity of  something. They have the same meaning. They both mean a large amount or number of people or things.

They are both used before countable nouns and uncountable nouns: and we always use "of" before nouns.

Example Sentences with Uncountable Nouns:

  • I like to drink a lot of coffee.

  • There is lots of traffic in Istanbul.

  • A lot of the pollution in our water comes from pesticides used in agriculture.

  • Eggs contain a lot of cholesterol.
  • He contributes a lot of time and money to helping poor people.

  • You should drink lots of water while you are playing sports

  • There is a lot of work.

Example Sentences with Countable Nouns:
  • He has lots of problems.

  • There are a lot of cars in the car park.

  • I want lots of apples.

  • We bought lots of ammo for our paintball game next weekend.

  • Life is a bumpy road with lots of ups and downs.

Question: Is there a difference between lots of and a lot of?

No, There is no difference in meaning. We can use both interchangeably.
  • A lot of people came to the party.
  • Lots of people came to the party.

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