You might have seen ‘at least’ or ‘atleast’ while reading or browsing online. But is it one word or two? We’ll answer that in this article, plus teach you how to pronounce the word and use it in a sentence correctly.
In short, here’s the correct way to spell it:
The main difference between these words is that the former is not a word. The only correct way to spell this word is with a space. Any other spelling of the word would be incorrect and ungrammatical. Therefore, you should avoid spelling it any other way.
It’s similar to the way the word ‘a lot’ is spelled – with a space, though people often misspell it and forget to add the space in between the two words.
We know that ‘at least’ is spelled with a space and that it’s the only correct way to spell the word.
Merriam-Webster defines this two-word phrase as lowest in importance or position, smallest in size or degree, or slightest.
It can also mean one that is at the minimum.
Are you curious about how to pronounce this phrase? Here’s a short guide.
Now that we know what the phrase means and how to pronounce it, let’s see some examples of how to use it in a sentence.
To recap, we learned that:
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