Comment: So the dictionary rules usage.

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So the dictionary rules usage.

Or does a dictionary reflect usage.

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English is just not what it was.

Using the term a lot doesn't even makes sense directly. Is this the dictionary trying to override a more sensible construction.

When speaking is there a definite article?

Is on talking about alot as in many? Or a definite instance of a class of objects named lot.

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