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The sound of LOTE is wrong. You need to speak this word the same way you pronounce in English. In Portuguese there are two syllables Lo - te. In English there is one syllable Lot. The same way you pronounce in English you should pronounce the first syllable in Portuguese.
Sorry Paulo, you are a reference for me, and hundreds or thousands of students. But, respectfully, in this issue I have other point of view.
Parmalat produces milk in Brazil. This company divides the production in lots (maybe in one thousand or more, I don't know ).
My example says : "The last lot of milk ( a large quantity - maybe 1,000 ) is spoilt / spoiled".
The link Investopedia says that one standard lot is equivalent a 100,000 units , when you invest your money. There is one standard lot that Reuters works that is 1.000.000 (one million units ).
What is lot? The businessdictionary says : " Defined quantity of a thing . ............."
Please read these two links that show clearly that one lot of production, depending the company, can be a huge quantity of the same product ( production standard).
Thanks, Paulo. That's what I wanted to know about... whether it can be used as "a lot of" in the sense of there being many.
"The last lot of milk" doesn't contain 'lot' in the sense of many things, it contains lot in the sense of grouped things, just as a 'lot' at an auction contains a group or assortment of things.
That "lot" had crossed my mind, but I simply rejected dismissed it as not fitting this context.
http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/lot.html (emphasis mine)
Defined quantity of a thing used as a unit of inventory, output, sale, sampling, or transportation. Items in a lot are of a single class, composition, model, size, type, or version, are produced under essentially the same conditions, and are intended to have uniform quality and characteristics within specified limits. A lot is ordered, sold, released, or delivered in its entirety. An exact lot is called a round lot, any quantity more or less than a lot is called an odd lot. Also called batch.
All about context. If you started the conversation with that, the natives would think of an area of land you have there. If you're talking about some type of noun before saying that line, then the context has probably been established and you're likely to be talking about the quantity of that noun.
Nov 2019 it rejected "I have a plot on the farm." I'm not sure if it's rejecting it for "PLOT" or for using "ON." I believe both PLOT and ON should be correct. Many commenters argue for PLOT - indeed, the English word "plot" means a smaller portion of land within a bigger lot of land, which sounds like "lote." Portuguese "EM" can translate to ON or AT, and as an American, "ON the farm" sounds better to me than "AT the farm".