A Lot vs. Alot

Have you heard 'alot' before? Well, I've decided to tell you all there is about these two. I promise it will be really helpful to you.

"A Lot" vs. "Alot" in the English Grammar

What Is Their Main Difference?

'A lot' is a quantifier used when we want to refer to a large amount of something. 'Alot', however, is a misspelling of 'a lot'. So, do not use it.

Differences

Since 'alot' is not even a correct word, it does not have any meaning. 'A lot' is used to show a large amount of something. Look:

I can see a lot of cats over there beside the water fountain.

Here, it is modifying a noun.

He spent his time reading different books a lot last month.

Similarities

Again as we stated above, 'alot' is incorrect so it means nothing.

Are They Interchangeable?

Since 'alot' is completely wrong, we cannot use it anywhere. Compare:

✓ There were a lot of birds up in the sky.

X There were alot of birds up in the sky.

Comments

Loading recaptcha
  • linkedin
  • linkedin
  • facebook
  • facebook
  • email

You might also like

Anytime vs. Any Time

bookmark
In order to add to your bookmarks you must sign in to your account
As you can see, 'anytime' and 'any time' are quite similar, but it's better if you learn the little details. In this lesson, we will learn all about them.

Attain vs. Obtain

bookmark
In order to add to your bookmarks you must sign in to your account
In this lesson, we're going to compare 'obtain' and 'attain'. If you want to make progress in the English language, learning these details might help you.

Anymore vs. Any More

bookmark
In order to add to your bookmarks you must sign in to your account
As you can see, 'anymore' and 'any more' look somehow the same, but if you want to make progress in English, you'd better learn about their little differences.

Attorney vs. Lawyer

bookmark
In order to add to your bookmarks you must sign in to your account
I'm sure you've heard both 'attorney' and 'lawyer', but do you know their differences? where can we use them? Well, we're about to find out.

Aid vs. Aide

bookmark
In order to add to your bookmarks you must sign in to your account
I'm pretty sure you've come across both 'aid' and 'aide'. In this lesson, we are going to analyze their differences. Promise it will come in handy.

Altogether vs. All Together

bookmark
In order to add to your bookmarks you must sign in to your account
Have you ever wondered about the differences and similarities between 'altogether' and 'all together'? Well, why don't you come and learn all about them?
LanGeek
Download LanGeek app