A lot/allot/alot

A mistake here is always a matter of written grammar error, as all these sound the same when we speak.

Many things equals a lot of things—two words. There is no such word as alot. A and lot should always be written as two separate words.

(Then there’s allot. That means to assign or allocate or apportion something, or to give it as a share of something. For example, “Line up, and I will allot each of you your piece of cake.”

To repeat, don’t ever write alot. Ain’t no such word. : ). If you are referring to many things, it’s two words: a and lot.

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The Year in Review

A Surprise Entry!

First of all, thanks to all of you who have signed up for this blog. I hope you’ve made a few changes that make sense to you.

Let’s take a quick look at some of this year’s highlights:

The dedication: If you haven’t read where the name of the blog really came from, take a moment to read the About section.

We learned we can’t use very in front of first or last.

We learned we can’t put any qualifying word in front of unique; the word needs to stand alone.

We learned that the “s” for the plural of son-in-law goes after son.

Some of us learned that there is no such word as alot. What we mean is a lot—two words.

We learned that saying past history or past experience is redundant.

We learned that no matter what college you may have attended, you can never be an alumni.

We learned the difference between couldn’t care less and could care less.

We learned that reoccur and reoccurring are not real words.

We learned that fewer and less are not to be used interchangeably.

We learned that its’ is an abomination.

We learned that saying “irregardless” is nearly as abominable.

If one of the above doesn’t make sense, just look back at the blog and refresh yourself. Sometimes it takes real work to fight back against the tide!

Thanks for coming onboard. Please feel free to make a suggestion or leave a comment. They are always welcome.

Happy New Year to you all (or all y’all)!