I constantly have trouble with spelling the word-phrases ‘at least’ and ‘a lot’ .. they both should be a single word in my mind, which isn’t correct.
They both seem to just be a single unit of meaning.
It’s an English idiom thing that I just continually stumble over. Anyone able to correct that in my head once and for all – much appreciated!
From the comments, I understand that I may have oversimplified in saying that 'a lot' and 'at least' were pairs of words. That being the case, I'd update my question as to why there is a space in that word, and if they are part of a larger set of words/lexemes that are similarly constructed.
Also, this is my first question, so if anyone has feedback on the tags I used, that would also be welcome. I wondered about applying the tag ‘grammatical-number’ for instance, but that didn’t seem as correct as the five I chose.. not sure though.
I understand I checked off an answer too quickly - I wish there were a way to accept multiple answers! Next time I'll wait longer though.