Every once in a while, I see a “alot” pop up in writ­ing (unsur­pris­ing­ly, it’s often in Face­book com­ments). I saw it today, and it prompt­ed me to write this post.

When it is used, “alot” describes a large quan­ti­ty or amount of some­thing (e.g. alot of pep­pers, alot of heat, alot of pain).

This is wrong. It actu­al­ly should be 2 words: a lot.

About Kim Siever

I am a copy­writer and copy­ed­i­tor. I blog on writ­ing tips most­ly, but I some­times throw in my thoughts about run­ning a small busi­ness.

Fol­low me on Twit­ter at @hotpepper.

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