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Hi

Is the red phrase natural?

  1. He gave a whole lot of examples from the Bible.
  2. What does a war do to humans? A whole lot can be learned just by looking into the past.

Thanks,

Tom

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Is the red phrase natural?

  1. He gave a whole lot of examples from the Bible.
  2. What does a war do to humans? A whole lot can be learned just by looking into the past. Yes, it's natural in casual and spoken English. To raise the level a little, I'd delete the word 'whole'. We usually say human beings, or people. Not just humans.

Clive

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Mr. TomA whole lot

This is possible but wordy. It would be simpler to delete the second word.