Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

a (whole) host of

a host ofa whole host of
1) a large number of people or things
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional MediumSocial
    • a host of people/things
  • Analysis
    'A whole host of' is a collective noun for a group of things or people: "A whole host of people showed up to the launch last night." "We have a whole host of products on offer, so we are bound to find something to suit you." You will hear this used in slightly more formal situations. Similar expressions include 'a bunch' and 'a wide variety of.'
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Despite the bad weather, a whole host of people arrived at the pub for the surprise party.
    2. There was a host of dirty vehicles lined up outside the car wash.
    3. Jane had bookmarked a whole host of articles to read on the plane.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. We're really looking forward to the exhibition. We have a whole host of products to display.
    2. We provide a whole host of printing solutions to suit your needs at a competitive price.
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