We use ‘some/few/a lot when describing a quantity we can’t count like flowers in a meadow of clouds in the sky. We also use them when we don’t need to be accurate, for example “I made some cakes.”
They are useful when making a comparison for example:
She had a few colds last winter but this winter she had a lot.
‘A lot’ can be shortened to ‘lots of’
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Here are some more examples:
I’ve been to the theatre a few times this year.
A few of the girls had long hair.
Last year I had a few grey hairs. Now I have a lot.
We only had a few figs on the tree last year but this year we have lots (a lot).
I would like some cherries.
Would you like some wine?
Some of the women wore hats.
I saw lots of poppies in the meadow.
Would you like some bread?