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Hi

Are these different?

A lot of times and A lot of the times

A lot of times she would say nothing.

A lot of the times she would say nothing.

Thanks,

Tom

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Neither is natural.

A lot of the time she would say nothing.

Most times she would say nothing.

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Mr. Tom

Hi

Are these different?

A lot of times and A lot of the times

No. They're just variants of the same idea.

They are not frequently used expressions, however, especially the second one. fraze.it could find only 21 instances of 'a lot of the times', which is very low for fraze.it.

I don't think I've used either one in the last 15 years.

Found online:

A lot of times I wake up with a sore neck, but it feels better after a good run.
A lot of the times in the videogame community we find ourselves making top-ten lists.

CJ

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Thanks, Rover.

--but these expressions exist, don't they? Are they different in meaning?

A lot of times

A lot of the times

Tom

They might work, but not for me in this context.

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