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    why would children put words together, such as 'a lot' = 'alot' or 'as well' = 'aswell'?
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    Because they hear the 2 words together so often?
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    (Original post by SpiritedAway)
    why would children put words together, such as 'a lot' = 'alot' or 'as well' = 'aswell'?
    It's not just children that do it, it's a really common (and irritating) mistake made by kids and adults alike.
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    (Original post by alex-hs)
    It's not just children that do it, it's a really common (and irritating) mistake made by kids and adults alike.
    :waggle: Don't you mean 'a like'? Oh wait... no...
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    Isn't it just because this is what they hear - they hear it as one unit. When they are learning how to spell and speak in a grammatically correct manner, they tend to use these units that they have heard.
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    People write it as they hear it phonetically.
 
 
 
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