ALOT as opposed to A LOT:
The next mistake I see is the two words "a lot" that are made to become a quasi-compound word "alot" which is in fact a word unto itself:
- Nothing, the correct way to write this would be, ALLOT. The word "allot" however, would now mean:
- Give out
- Allow to have
- Administer or bestow, as in small portions
A LOT (with a space inbetween the words) equals:
- To a very great degree or extent, like in "I feel a lot better"
I see people use the letters alot to mean a lot quiet a bit. The correct way of course, is the one with the space in between the two words.
Meanings of the words courtesy of WordWeb 5 the Free Dictionary and Thesaurus
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