alright vs all right : Common Errors in English

About alright vs all right

The correct form of this phrase has become so rare in the popular press that many readers have probably never noticed that it is actually two words. But if you want to avoid irritating traditionalists you’d better tell them that you feel “all right” rather than “alright.”

alright Meaning(s)

  • (s) nonstandard usage
  • (r) without doubt (used to reinforce an assertion)
  • (r) an expression of agreement normally occurring at the beginning of a sentence
  • (r) in a satisfactory or adequate manner

all right Meaning(s)

  • (s) being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition
  • (r) an expression of agreement normally occurring at the beginning of a sentence
  • (r) without doubt (used to reinforce an assertion)
  • (r) in a satisfactory or adequate manner

alright in News

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    OK, so none of us probably have any use for a flying bike, but it's alright to want one. It's perfectly natural. So just let the wild envy wash over you as this Frankenstein machine takes flight . Read more...        
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Gizmodo

  2. Victoria's Secret Model Chanel Iman Left Rihanna Speechless

    (Instagram) When it comes to body language, nobody knows how to use it better than Rihanna . After recently glamming it up in Coco Chanel's Paris apartment, the singer headed to her show in the City of Lights where she spotted gorgeous Victoria's Secret supermodel Chanel Iman backstage. "I don't even know what to say!" Rihanna captioned the pic she posted on Instagram . That's alright RiRi, the ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Zimbio

  3. How to ask total strangers for large sums of money

    Alright, you've got a business plan, but so does everyone and their cousin. Advice from local investors on how to seal the deal.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Crosscut

all right in News

  • All-star games on tap this week

    All-star games on tap this week Beaumont Enterprise Copyright 2013 Beaumont Enterprise. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 5:01 pm, Monday, June 10, 2013 The Southeast Texas Coaches Association is conducting basketball, football and softball all-star games this week. Here's the schedule: Softball 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Port ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Beaumont Enterprise

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