alot vs. a lot
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02 Sep 2006 09:22 PDT
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Question ID: 761667
Which is correct, "alot" or "a lot"?
Re: alot vs. a lot
Answered By: tisme-ga on 02 Sep 2006 09:27 PDT
Hello billbacon-ga, alot is not a word in English and is clearly incorrect. "a lot" is the correct word for most purposes. See below for more details: "Alot means nothing because it is not a word in the English language and therefore should not to be used." SOURCE: http://www.garypaulson.net/archives/allot-vs-alot-vs-a-lot-spelling/ "A lot (two words) is an informal phrase meaning a large portion or large quantity of something." SOURCE: http://www.garypaulson.net/archives/allot-vs-alot-vs-a-lot-spelling/ "Allot is a verb that means to distribute, to assign a portion, or to divide. Example: The instructor allotted me 20 minutes to take the test." SOURCE: http://www.garypaulson.net/archives/allot-vs-alot-vs-a-lot-spelling/ I invite you to read the full page of information at http://www.garypaulson.net/archives/allot-vs-alot-vs-a-lot-spelling/ for more comprehensive information on this. Please let me know if any clarification is required of this question before rating it. I will do my best to further assist you as best as I can. All the best, tisme-ga Search Strategy: alot vs. "a lot"
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