posted by rfvv .
Look at this electricity bill, Andy.
- Wow! That's a lot.
In this short dialogue, what is the part of speech of 'a lot'?
1. The electricity bill is a lot.
(Is this sentence grammatical? What other expressions can we use instead of 'a lot'?)
In the dialogue, "a lot" is a noun phrase.
Sentence 1 is OK, but it'd read better if you write this:
The electricity bill is really high.