2

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"?

  • 2
    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
5

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.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.