Is this a correct sentence: "I had a lot of troubles when I was young"?


When I talk about the difficulties I experienced when I was young, can I say "I had a lot of troubles when I was young"? Or should I use the singular version after the word "have"? I think I am not very used to hearing "troubles" instead of "trouble" after "have". But here I am talking about different kinds of things that worried me and distressed me when I was young, so I think the sentence I provided is probably correct.

Fire and Ice

Posted 2020-05-29T21:10:32.520

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1You are right. The two versions imply different things and in your context the plural is the better choice. – Ronald Sole – 2020-05-29T21:29:49.900

If you replaced a lot of with many, you would probably not have an issue. *I had many troubles when I was young.* – Jason Bassford – 2020-05-30T14:36:49.303

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