Last night my wife, a fifth-grade teacher at a local elementary school, was telling me about a little memory aid she had developed to help her students learn to spell a lot correctly. "They always spell it as one word," she said.
As I recall, that's when she grrrr-d.
Take heart, my love, your students are not alone in their misspelling of a lot.
Spellchecker.net recently published their list of the 15 Most Misspelled Words in the U.S., and guess which word came in second?
(Perhaps the whole nation needs that little memory aid.)
Here, then, the full list from Spellchecker.net.