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Americans make lots of crazy reductions to make their speech smoother – learn how to sound more natural speaking English with these reductions!
How do Americans speak English so fast? Let’s study this phrase.
A lot of becomes ‘A lotta’. ‘A’ and ‘of’ have the same pronunciation, ə.
And notice that t turns into a flap, a d, ə’lod_ə, ə’lod_ə.
I have a lot of work to do today.
They need a lot of help.
There are a lot of reasons why I like you.