There ‘BE’ a lot of + NOUN

Point 15 in the category of VERBS is defined:

‘there is’ and ‘there are’ + ‘a lot of’ + plural noun


iWeb doesn’t allow for longer than 5 token searches:

_EX _VB a lot of

1 THERE ARE A LOT OF 145235
2 THERE IS A LOT OF 69785
3 THERE ‘S A LOT OF 63412
4 THERE WAS A LOT OF 29147
5 THERE WERE A LOT OF 21185


COCA does allow

_EX _VB a lot of _N

1 THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE 2093
2 THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS 843
3 THERE ‘S A LOT OF PEOPLE 823
4 THERE ‘S A LOT OF THINGS 578
5 THERE WERE A LOT OF PEOPLE 420
6 THERE ‘S A LOT OF TALK 236
7 THERE ‘S A LOT OF STUFF 232
8 THERE ‘S A LOT OF PRESSURE 218
9 THERE ‘S A LOT OF MONEY 204
10 THERE ‘S A LOT OF WORK 204
11 THERE ARE A LOT OF REASONS 185
12 THERE ARE A LOT OF QUESTIONS 160
13 THERE WAS A LOT OF TALK 160


14 THERE ARE A LOT OF WAYS 155

PELIC STUDENT EXAMPLE:

There are a lot of ways for you to do well in school.

Chinese male level 3 writing class.

 


15 THERE WERE A LOT OF THINGS 148
16 THERE ARE A LOT OF WOMEN 128
17 THERE WAS A LOT OF PRESSURE 102
18 THERE IS A LOT OF WORK 96
19 THERE ARE A LOT OF ISSUES 93
20 THERE ‘S A LOT OF CONCERN 91
21 THERE ‘S A LOT OF EVIDENCE 90
22 THERE ARE A LOT OF FOLKS 88
23 THERE ‘S A LOT OF ROOM 80
24 THERE IS A LOT OF TALK 77
25 THERE ARE A LOT OF PLACES 75
26 THERE ‘S A LOT OF TRUTH 74
27 THERE IS A LOT OF MONEY 73
28 THERE ARE A LOT OF FACTORS 71
29 THERE ARE A LOT OF PROBLEMS 71
30 THERE IS A LOT OF PRESSURE 69
31 THERE ‘S A LOT OF ANGER 68
32 THERE ‘S A LOT OF COMPETITION 68
33 THERE ‘S A LOT OF QUESTIONS 67
34 THERE WAS A LOT OF BLOOD 67
35 THERE ‘S A LOT OF GUYS 66
36 THERE ‘S A LOT OF INFORMATION 64
37 THERE ‘S A LOT OF WAYS 62
38 THERE ‘S A LOT OF CONFUSION 61
39 THERE ARE A LOT OF GUYS 60
40 THERE IS A LOT OF PEOPLE 60
41 THERE ‘S A LOT OF HISTORY 59
42 THERE IS A LOT OF INFORMATION 59
43 THERE WAS A LOT OF PEOPLE 58
44 THERE ‘S A LOT OF REASONS 57
45 THERE ‘S A LOT OF SPECULATION 57
46 THERE ‘S A LOT OF UNCERTAINTY 56
47 THERE ARE A LOT OF REPUBLICANS 56
48 THERE ‘S A LOT OF INTEREST 54
49 THERE WAS A LOT OF DISCUSSION 54
50 THERE ‘S A LOT OF FEAR 53
51 THERE ‘S A LOT OF LOVE 53
52 THERE IS A LOT OF EVIDENCE 51
53 THERE ‘S A LOT OF FOLKS 50
54 THERE ARE A LOT OF SIMILARITIES 49
55 THERE ARE A LOT OF KIDS 48
56 THERE WAS A LOT OF CONCERN 47
57 THERE ARE A LOT OF OPTIONS 46
58 THERE WAS A LOT OF THINGS 46
59 THERE WAS A LOT OF STUFF 45
60 THERE ‘S A LOT OF TIME 43
61 THERE ARE A LOT OF DEMOCRATS 43
62 THERE ‘S A LOT OF DEBATE 42
63 THERE ‘S A LOT OF PAIN 42
64 THERE ‘S A LOT OF POTENTIAL 42
65 THERE ARE A LOT OF MEN 42
66 THERE ‘S A LOT OF ENERGY 41
67 THERE WAS A LOT OF CONFUSION 41
68 THERE ‘S A LOT OF BLOOD 40
69 THERE ‘S A LOT OF PROBLEMS 40
70 THERE ‘S A LOT OF EXCITEMENT 39
71 THERE ‘S A LOT OF RESEARCH 39
72 THERE WERE A LOT OF TIMES 39
73 THERE IS A LOT OF TRUTH 38
74 THERE ‘S A LOT OF FRUSTRATION 37
75 THERE ‘S A LOT OF NOISE 37
76 THERE ‘S A LOT OF TALENT 37
77 THERE ARE A LOT OF AMERICANS 37
78 THERE WAS A LOT OF MONEY 37
79 THERE ‘S A LOT OF DISCUSSION 36
80 THERE ‘S A LOT OF TENSION 36
81 THERE IS A LOT OF CONFUSION 36
82 THERE ARE A LOT OF VARIABLES 35
83 THERE IS A LOT OF ROOM 35
84 THERE WAS A LOT OF WORK 35
85 THERE WERE A LOT OF QUESTIONS 35
86 THERE IS A LOT OF STUFF 34
87 THERE IS A LOT OF UNCERTAINTY 34
88 THERE WAS A LOT OF EXCITEMENT 34
89 THERE ‘S A LOT OF ISSUES 32
90 THERE ARE A LOT OF STORIES 32
91 THERE IS A LOT OF ANGER 32
92 THERE ‘S A LOT OF ANXIETY 31
93 THERE ‘S A LOT OF HOPE 31
94 THERE ‘S A LOT OF KIDS 31
95 THERE ARE A LOT OF CHALLENGES 31
96 THERE ARE A LOT OF COMPANIES 31
97 THERE ARE A LOT OF PLAYERS 31
98 THERE WAS A LOT OF FEAR 31
99 THERE WAS A LOT OF SPECULATION 31
100 THERE ‘S A LOT OF DATA 30


A2:

blood, companies, competition, guys, history, hope, information, pain, reasons, stories, ways