—>Alot is not an officially recognized word even though its usage is common. Use at your own discretion. Alot has the same meaning as ‘a lot.’
—>‘A lot’ is the proper terminology. It is a phrase meaning ‘many,’ ‘several,’ or ‘numerous.’
Examples: A lot of us are going to the party. There were a lot of questions about the new law.
—>Lots is also commonly used to mean ‘many,’ ‘several,’ or ‘numerous.’
Examples: He has lots of toys. There are lots of ways to build a porch.
—>NOTE: Lot is also a noun (person, place, or thing) with several other meanings, including ‘a particular group, set, or collection of people or things.’
Examples: That lot is bad news because they’re all delinquents. Dirty clothes go in that lot.
OR ‘an article or set of articles for sale at auction.’
Examples: He was eager to bid on lot number six. Only three lots sold today.
OR ‘a plot of land or real estate.’
Examples: The lot across the street is for sale. We should build a parking lot for the store.
OR ‘a means of making a choice.’
Examples: Lots were drawn to determine who would do the dishes. The man was chosen for the job by lot.
—>You may also hear ‘Lot’ in terms of a Biblical character.