I am going to make up an example below. Galore means a lot.

(ex) John asks me,"Do you have any disposable forks and spoons at home?"

(1) I reply,"I have a lot of them."

(2) I reply,"I have lots of them."

(3) I reply,"I have them galore."

Can I use the word "galore" in (3)?

  • You are referring to synonymous terms. Checking a thesaurus is recommended. Kindly check this out: thesaurus.com/browse/a%20lot?s=t :) – shin Feb 1 '17 at 3:12
  • I am not looking for synonyms. I am wondering whether or not I can use "galore" this way. I edited my title. – davidtrinh Feb 1 '17 at 3:33
  • (3) is basically OK, but I wouldn't use it with a pronoun. I would say "I have forks and spoons galore." – user3169 Feb 1 '17 at 3:53

The pattern you are looking for is

something galore

Usually you mention the something specifically

I have forks and spoons galore.
I have lots and lots of forks and spoons

The toy store was full of toys galore.

Honor Blackman as Bond girl Pussy Galore in the film Goldfinger
I'm sure you can figure out what's implied...

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  • "...I've got gadgets and gizmos a-plenty I've got who's-its and what's-its galore You want thing-a-mabobs? I've got twenty But who cares? No big deal. I want more..." - Ariel, Little Mermaid – shin Feb 1 '17 at 5:42

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