Writing Tip: Alot vs A Lot vs Allot

The English language can be a challenge for the best of us. There are so many exceptions to the rules and the hundreds of homonyms (words that sound alike but mean different things) don’t make it any easier! Case in point: alot, a lot, and allot.

Writing Tip: Alot, A lot, and Allot

Those tiny words cause a whole lot of trouble to many of us; however, the differences are quite easy:

Alot is not a word. You can just forget about every using this in your writing. 🙂

A lot means many or a large amount. For example: I have a lot of writing to do today.

Allot means to divide or separate. For example: Jeff will allot 3 acres of land to each of his sons and daughters.

It is that simple. 🙂 It is just a matter of remembering the difference between them. To make it easier, you can download this free cheat sheet that you can keep handy. (Subscribers, go to you private page to access the download.)


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