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    #1

    All right/alright ?

    What is correct : "all right" or "alright" or both ?

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    Re: All right/alright ?

    It depends who you ask- some people say that alright is not correct, but it is in many dictionaries. Oxford say the following:
    The spelling alright, dating from L19, is often considered erroneous, although the analogous forms already, although, etc. have long been accepted.
    (SOED)

    I can't see anything wrong with it, but wouldn't use it in a formal text to avoid annoying those who dislike it.

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