The UVic Writer's Guide

Lots of

This is not acceptable in an essay. Use "many" for countable items ("Many cars" instead of "lots of cars") or "much" for quantities ("Much confusion" instead of "lots of confusion"). "Lotsa" should be confined to the realm of the purely verbal.

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