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    #1

    All right vs alright

    Would you please kindly tell me which of the following link would be correct in the usage of "allright and alright"?

    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.p...&stream_ref=10
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    Re: All right vs alright

    "All right" (two words) is the correct, traditional use.

    "Alright" was traditionally seen as an error. Many still regard it as an error. I am included.

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    Re: All right vs alright

    I've been writing "alright" for my whole life. What a shame!
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: All right vs alright

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    I've been writing "alright" for my whole life. What a shame!
    Live and learn, Boris! Stick with UsingEnglish and everything will be all right!

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    #5

    Re: All right vs alright

    If it's any consolation, I had been using "alright" for several decades until I joined this site. Being a native speaker doesn't mean I get everything right.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: All right vs alright

    Usage Discussion of ALRIGHT

    The one-word spelling alright appeared some 75 years after all right itself had reappeared from a 400-year-long absence. Since the early 20th century some critics have insisted alright is wrong, but it has its defenders and its users. It is less frequent than all right but remains in common use especially in journalistic and business publications. It is quite common in fictional dialogue, and is used occasionally in other writing <the first two years of medical school were alright — Gertrude Stein>.

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alright

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    Re: All right vs alright

    My learnt spelling of the word as a child was reinforced by the popular 70s/80s TV blooper show "It'll Be Alright On The Night".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: All right vs alright

    Those of us who write alright are in good company (click on the underlined link).

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    Re: All right vs alright

    http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/edu...alright?page=1

    The Grammar Girl notes that "that “alright” as one word “may be gaining a shadowy acceptance in British English.”

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    Oooh, I've always hankered after some shadowy acceptance!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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