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So let's discuss this grammar issue, all right?
So let's look at this closer...
Everything is alright. [Incorrect]
All right, calm down. [Correct]
I know you might be thinking of words like all together vs altogether or all ready vs already. All four of these are correct when used properly. All four have different meanings. All together means something different than altogether. All ready means something different than already.
The words all right and alright are used interchangeably. The two do not have different meanings. Just two different spellings. One is slang and not widely accepted. The other is correct.
The definition of all right according to Merriam-Webster Unabridged is as follows:
1) all right (adverb)
2: yes, agreed : very well
3: beyond doubt : certainly — often added as an expression of emphasis
2) all right (adjective)
1: satisfactory: such as
a : agreeable
b : correct
c : adequate
d : suitable, proper
2: safe, well
3: slang: good, honest, dependable — usually used attributively as a generalized expression of approval <an all right guy> <an all right party after it got started>
3) all right (noun) chiefly British
1: a signal (as a blue flag) raised over the number board to indicate that results of a horse race are official and that winning bets may be paid out
OTHER WORDS TO WATCH in your writing:
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