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Alright or All Right?
« on: September 21, 2011, 07:34:39 AM »

There is a topic on my Romna forum about this issue?

What do you guys think - alright or all right.

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Re: Alright or All Right?
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2011, 07:44:06 AM »
Hi Lin-    Not much difference between the two.  I guess it would boil down to the context you were using it in.   Alright is less formal, used in conversation, and all right would be appropriate for more formal edited writing, professional papers, thesis, etc.

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Re: Alright or All Right?
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2011, 07:50:18 AM »
All right, correct. Alright, all wrong.
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Re: Alright or All Right?
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2011, 07:53:17 AM »
It depends why you are using it - if it's in connection to marking something totally correct then I would use "all right" but if it's an answer to the how are you question then I'd say "alright".  Maybe post the paragraph you are using it in to give us a better idea?

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Re: Alright or All Right?
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2011, 08:09:16 AM »
In dialogue I would use 'alright' or variations, because dialogue rules are laxed.

But in unquoted text I would go -   all right  -   (though I'm not overly fond of the combination.)

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Re: Alright or All Right?
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2011, 09:05:57 AM »
One of my repeated boo-boos. :-[

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Re: Alright or All Right?
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2011, 09:24:42 AM »
All right ;)
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Re: Alright or All Right?
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2011, 09:14:12 PM »
Both depending on character and context. If I want a character, as far as dialogue, to sound upper crust or snobbish, I would use 'all right.'

For a character more down to Earth, or for informal use, I would have that character use 'alright,' instead.

Grammarians and purists will tell you that 'all right' is the only choice. But, English is in a constant state of flux. As Grammar Girl's article hints: subject to change.

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Re: Alright or All Right?
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2011, 03:11:03 AM »
In my novel I have used 'awright' for someone with a local accent!

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Re: Alright or All Right?
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2011, 03:46:57 AM »
Depends on the context it is used in - either can be correct - I love the idea of using "awright" adds character...

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Re: Alright or All Right?
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2011, 11:03:28 AM »
Awright wouldn't bother me, but alright makes me scream.

I don't think all right makes anyone scream, so why not use it?
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