Lotsa
 
 
 
 
American English Reductions - Lotsa

In this lesson you will learn the American English reduction lotsa.
Reductions: "lotsa"
  • This American English reduction is formed when you combine and reduce the following words.
  • lotsa = lots + of
  • This American English reduction is used in the following way.
  • I plan on eating lotsa food at the buffet.
  • This American English reduction has the following meaning.
  • I plan on eating lots of food at the buffet.
Examples: "lotsa"
  • Are you planning on doing lotsa things on your vacation?
  • (Meaning: Are you planning on doing lots of things on your vacation?)
  • She likes to read lotsa books.
  • (Meaning: She likes to read lots of books.)
  • He always wants lotsa sugar in his coffee.
  • (Meaning: He always wants lots of sugar in his coffee.)
  • Are you planning to get lotsa money?
  • (Meaning: Are you planning to get lots of money?)
  • They brought lotsa presents for the kids.
  • (Meaning: They brought lots of presents for the kids.)
From YOUR Teacher: Lotsa

The reduction lotsa is used frequently in normal conversation. This is even more common among kids.
Note: Reductions

Remember the following:
  • Reductions are reduced forms of English words.
  • Reductions, such as lotsa are not real words in English.
  • You need to use reductions in order to sound more natural.
  • You need to know reductions in order to understand conversations between native English speakers.
  • Reductions are used extensively in American TV, movies, music, literature, and in conversations among native English speakers.
 
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