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5 Minute Grammar Lesson ~ Alot? or A lot?

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Wondering whether a lot is one word or two? Think no more.

 Welcome to your 5 Minute Grammar Lesson

Alot or A lot

It’s TWO words! It’s never okay to write alot – simply wrong, wrong, wrong. When in doubt, look for the little red squiggly line under alot {the little line that I miss a lot…} which indicates a problem that needs to be fixed.

Just remember: it’s not alittle or ahuge or asmall or abig. OR ALOT. Separate the two words to be grammatically correct and make your English teacher happy. {And pay attention to little squiggly lines that indicate problems…} 😉

And that’s your 5 Minute Grammar Lesson. Until next time, Grammarians.

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About Michelle

Michelle Marine is green living enthusiast and rural Iowa mom of four. An avid traveler, Michelle has lived on three different continents and has driven all four kids across the entire USA (by herself!). She loves sharing farm-to-table recipes, their family travel adventures, and gardening and homesteading tips on her popular lifestyle blog, SimplifyLiveLove.com.


  1. blankCarol says

    I well remember one of my English teachers going over this 30+ years ago. Never use “a lot” unless you’re referring to a piece of land; use a great deal or much instead. Thanks for sharing!

  2. blankDonna says

    Thank you for your grammar reminders. I spend a lot of time with children. It is easy to let grammar slip when surrounded by little ones. 🙂

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