One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘numerous studies have been published on the subject’
many, a lot of, a great many, very many, countless, scores of, innumerable
several, quite a few, various, diverse
a great number of, a great deal of, plenty of, copious, a quantity of, quantities of, an abundance of, a profusion of, a multitude of
informal lots of, umpteen, loads of, masses of, stacks of, heaps of, piles of, bags of, tons of, oodles of, scads of, dozens of, hundreds of, thousands of, millions of, billions of, zillions of, more … than one can shake a stick at
British informal a shedload of
North American informal a slew of, a bunch of, gazillions of, bazillions of
NZ Australian informal a swag of
vulgar slang a shitload of
literary myriad, multitudinous
rare numberless, innumerous
few, occasional, rare
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