Hey, Interwebers, it’s simple.
“I like you a lot.” It’s just like “I like you a bunch”. Nobody would write “I like you abunch”. Get it fucking strait!
By way of contrast there is also an allotment as in “I will allot you three dollars for candy”. That’s it. There is no other.
Here is an easy sentence to help you keep this shit in line.
I allot a lot to each lout and two lots to each leach.
I know; I know: What an annoying prick.
Get it right.
[shakes head; walks away]