ALONE / LONELY
Alone, can be used as an adjective or adverb. Either use means without other people or on your own.
- He likes living alone.
- I think we're alone now. = There are just the two of us here.
Lonely is an adjective which means you are unhappy because you are not with other people.
- The house feels lonely now that all the children have left home.
A LOT / A LOT / ALLOT
- A lot, meaning a large amount or number of people or things, can be used to modify a noun
I need a lot of time to develop this web site.
- It can also be used as an adverb, meaning very much or very often
I look a lot like my sister.
- It has become a common term in speech; and is increasingly used in writing.
- Alot does not exist! There is no such word in the English language. If you write it this way - imagine me shouting at you - "No Such Word!"
- Allot is a verb, which means to give (especially a share of something) for a particular purpose:-
We were allotted a desk each."