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Rule "Collocation: lot (of)"

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Description: Collocation: lot (of)
Message: If you mean a great quantity, use \1 \2 of \3.
Category: Collocations (ID: COLLOCATIONS)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • A lot people were late.
    Correction suggestion: A lot of people
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • credit card and ran up a lot of charges." It's a lot harder to get them to buy into "Someone stole my magic s...
  • We walked a lot.
  • There won't be a lot going on because it has been marked as fixed.
  • Hey, I could do a lot worse.
  • It snowed there a lot yesterday.
  • Thanks a lot Cara.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: LOT_OF [154]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-07-18 22:33:06 +0200)