There are still a lot <of> points I quite disagree with.

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Hi everyone,
I hope all are in the very best of health


I need your help with this question, I hope you help me with sentence" I agree with you to a certain extent but there are still a lot <of> points I quite disagree with". And would you let me know why?


Peace,
 
  • Loob

    Senior Member
    English UK
    What's your question, a cooperator? Are you asking if "of" is necessary? If so, the answer is "yes".
     
    I must say I don't understand what you are saying, but Loob is right. "A lot of X" is standard.
    What I meant is that my understanding was that after any determiner comes immediately a noun and doesn't come a preposition, except in case there is another determiner comes after the first. For instance, in my example " a lot " is a determiner and isn't followed by another determiner so that sentece should have rephrased like this"I agree with you to a certain extent but there are still a lot points I quite disagree with".
     

    heypresto

    Senior Member
    English - England
    In this context 'a lot' requires 'of', in the same way, for instance, that 'a number' requires 'of'. A lot of points. A number of points. A range of points. And so on.

    It would be a different story if you changed 'a lot' to, say, 'many'. You don't need 'of' in this: ' . . . there are still many points I disagree with'
     
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