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Subject: alot vs. a lot
Category: Reference, Education and News > Education
Asked by: billbacon-ga
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Posted: 02 Sep 2006 09:22 PDT
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Question ID: 761667
Which is correct, "alot" or "a lot"?
Subject: 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."

"A lot (two words) is an informal phrase meaning a large portion or
large quantity of something."

"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."

I invite you to read the full page of information at
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,


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