I type this way because I choose to...I do it with intention. You don't have to believe me but I do have a reason....
I think your probly just lazy.
If 'a' is a prefix in the case of alot then alot probably means not many or not much. It might even be an a definition of a subset of a lot in which case a better word in english would be allotment (n) or allot (v).
'A' as a prefix doesn't mean 'one'. Another is a strange word in that it is more like the German sytem of gluing words together than it is like English and it uses 'an' where there is less ambiguity about the intended meaning. Alot kind of means "not one lot" or a little.
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That's my concern in this. Seizing his bank access seems punitive to me and he hasn't been found guilty of anything. The alleged offenses don't even seem to warrant that action.
I really hope his legal team can set some kind of precedent to keep a tighter leash on prosecution agencies.