Thursday, August 10, 2006

Today's English lesson

From EnglishPlus:

A Lot or Allot ?

A lot
(two words) is an informal phrase meaning "many." It can take an adjective, for example, "a sizeable lot."

Example: Karl needed a lot of time for the job.

Allot means "to distribute between or among." It has the same root as lottery.

Example: He allotted three breaks a day to everyone in the department.

Alot does not exist as a word.

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