All Right vs. Alright

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All Right vs. Alright from Mainstay Editorial Services

Grammar Tip: All Right vs. Alright

This Grammar Tip may seem easy and it is…for now. Technically, alright is not a word, so it would reason that you should use the two-word version – all right.

Well, here’s where it could get a little tricky in the future. Grammar is fluid and overtime the rules change. A few weeks ago, I posted a blog that addressed the change in spacing after punctuation at the end of a sentence. When I was growing up, I was taught to put two spaces between a period and the start of the next sentence. Guess what? That is no longer the rule. The rule changed. You can read about it here.

A lot of people think it is ok to use alright, and you will see the one-word version in many of your readings. The use of alright is gaining popularity. I’m sure there will come a time that the one-word version is accepted and will have an entry in the dictionary. When that happens, I’ll post a new blog about the change, but until that time comes, you can play it safe by using all right.

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