Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Against Will, Feb 7, 2006.
Think about it!!! It's almost Zen.
Hm, I'll have to allot some more space in my sentences then.
This is very strange. I keep getting corrected in MS Word when I type "alot". I was going to start a thread just now to see what everyone else thought. Very weird it is already here, almost a Twilight Zone feel......
Well, I think everyone will agree that "alot" is easier to type/they don't care about spelling, but for what it's worth, "a lot" is correct. I think I just used "they" incorrectly, but I don't care that much about grammar. Never mind, I need to go to bed.
So is it ever correct to use the word "alot"?
Technically no, it's like typing alittle or abit.
a bad 'abit, indeed.
Yes, if the intention is the word "allot" then it becomes a small spelling error and most people would be able to tell from the sentence what the writer wanted to say.
Ouch, that was bad.
On the subject of the english language...I've asked this before, but never really got an answer. Why is it that a lot of people on here use the term 'addicting' when the word is addictive?
big has 3 letters, and miniscule has 9 letters
4 has no letters but four has 4 letters.
This is likely one of the most common mistakes in the english language. A lot is most deffinantly two words, and alot is not a word at all.
A lot & alot is like all right and alright. The former is correct english, the latter is just a common mistake that's become accepted.
Thank you to everyone who set me straight. I have been using that word incorrectly for "along" time.
Closely followed by people who can't spell 'definitely'
Not knowing the difference between "you're" and "your" has got to be number one. You can see this mistake in almost every thread.
alright, you're addicting opinons are definatly making alot of sence to me.
Alot is a word in it's commonly mispelled and misused form.
The correct spelling is allot.
1. To parcel out; distribute or apportion: allotting land to homesteaders; allot blame.
2. To assign as a portion; allocate: allotted 20 minutes to each speaker.
Alot or A lot who cares, the important thing is that they get the point right?
this is where the flaming part comes in...
FLAME! Take shelter!