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A la vs Ala

A la vs Ala. Order your dessert a la mode. If it is ordered ala mode, you will receive nothing.
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The phrase à la is French for “in the manner/style/way of”, as in à la mode or à la carte. This phrase is commonly misspelled as one word ala.
The two-word spelling à la is correct in all uses, and the accent over the first “a” is optional in English.

She wanted ice cream with her pie so she ordered it a la mode.

He did not want any side dishes with his steak so he ordered it a la carte.

Bell-bottom jeans during the 1970s were an example of a la mode in the US.

The luxury golf course was built a la Donald Trump.



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