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"I have a lot of confusion." ?

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“there is a lot of” vs. "there are a lot of"
Which one is the correct?

Can I say "I have a lot of confusion?"
(this sentence is written by google translate:-) )

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language



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    Best Answer - Chosen by the Asker
    Yes, you can say that. The reason we can sometimes use "is" and sometimes use "are" with "a lot of" is because the next word may be countable (e.g., "there are a lot of people") or uncountable (e.g., "there is a lot of information on the hard drive" or "There is a lot of water in the lake").

    Actually the second one is correct but because a lot of people thinks that "there is" is always a substitute for there's, the tendency is to assume that it is correct. It is a common mistake.

    Both sentences are correct. One should use "there is a lot of" in singular form and "there are a lot of" in plural form. And, yes, your sentence "I have a lot of confusion" is correct.
    There are a lot of players on the ground. (players -plural form).
    There is a lot of pain in my foot. (pain - singular form).

    I hope this helps you.


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