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    #1

    "Alright" "all right"

    Is there any difference between "Everything is going to be all right" and "Everything is going to be alright?" Between "all right" and "alright".

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    Re: "Alright" "all right"

    Most people think there's no difference, although some purists (pedants?) consider 'alright' to be non-standard.

    Usage note

    There is no logical reason for insisting that all right should be written as two words rather than as alright, when other single-word forms such as altogether have long been accepted.
    Nevertheless, alright is still regarded as being unacceptable in formal writing.
    (Oxford)

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    Re: "Alright" "all right"

    In that context, I'd use alright.

    I use all right to say, for instance, that the answers were all right — meaning all of them were correct.

    What does your dictionary say?

    That's one opinion. Let's see what others think.

    (Cross-post.)
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: "On" in my sentence

    Ask Bob Marley.
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    #5

    Re: "Alright" "all right"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    Is there any difference between "Everything is going to be all right" and "Everything is going to be alright?" Between "all right" and "alright".
    What research have you done?

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    Re: "Alright" "all right"

    PS - To answer your original question, no, there's no difference. They mean the same thing.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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