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Can the word "opportunity" be used as a non-countable noun? Can I say "a lot of opportunity" like in "a lot of exposure" or "a lot of pressure"?

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I don't disagree with Kevin's answer, but it's worth noting that NGrams records 80,000 instances of "a lot of opportunity", against 130,000 for a lot of opportunities. Obviously "opportunity" can be either countable or not, according to personal preference. –  FumbleFingers Feb 23 '12 at 16:16
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You can but I would prefer to use "plenty of" instead - as in "he had plenty of opportunity to stop, but continued regardless". Both "a lot of" and "plenty of" work grammatically though.

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Thank you for the answer and for the suggestion. –  brilliant Feb 23 '12 at 14:55
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