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'A Lot' is two words!!!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Against Will, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. Think about it!!! It's almost Zen.

  2. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Hm, I'll have to allot some more space in my sentences then.
  3. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    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......

  4. 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.
  5. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    So is it ever correct to use the word "alot"?

  6. Technically no, it's like typing alittle or abit.
  7. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    a bad 'abit, indeed. ;)
  8. Akami

    Akami Four on the floor

    Mar 6, 2005
    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.
  9. Edwcdc

    Edwcdc I call shotgun!

    Jul 21, 2003
    Columbia MD USA
    Ouch, that was bad.:D
  10. Tom Crofts

    Tom Crofts

    Mar 15, 2001
    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?
  11. big has 3 letters, and miniscule has 9 letters
  12. 4 has no letters but four has 4 letters.
  13. Juneau


    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    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.
  14. 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.
  15. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Thank you to everyone who set me straight. I have been using that word incorrectly for "along" time. :D

  16. Closely followed by people who can't spell 'definitely' :)
  17. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Not knowing the difference between "you're" and "your" has got to be number one. You can see this mistake in almost every thread.
  18. alright, you're addicting opinons are definatly making alot of sence to me.

  19. Akami

    Akami Four on the floor

    Mar 6, 2005
    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.
  20. Cloud_Connected


    Jan 31, 2006
    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! :bag: Take shelter!:D

    /C.C :bassist: