Tuesday, August 31, 2010



Alone, can be used as an adjective or adverb. Either use means without other people or on your own.

For example:

  • 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.

For example:

  • The house feels lonely now that all the children have left home.


- 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."

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