FUCKING ZUBAT (finding_jay) wrote in linguaphiles,
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All right vs Alright

Hey, everyone, I'm interested in hearing your opinions on this.

I was having a talk earlier with one of my friends about the usage of 'all right' and 'alright'. I know gramatically that 'all right' is the one to use, though my friend was saying that since 'alright' is being used more and more often (I don't have any statistics on this, that is just their words) that it should be seen as also correct.

I switch between the two when writing, though when writing essays and papers I try to use 'all right', and for the most part I don't have an opinion one way or the other as to whether 'alright' should be seen as also being gramatically correct.

My question is this- do you think 'alright' should be seen as correct, and as a way to differentiate between everything being okay ('alright') and correct ('all right'), or should it still be seen as a spelling mistake?
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