RE: [CE-L] USAGE: alright all right

Subject: RE: [CE-L] USAGE: alright all right
From: "James Jones" <doc-x -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2006 11:37:54 -0500

>From the postings of this thread I would conclude that the single word
'alright' is not a part of formal US English usage but it can be a part of
English usage. But in that case it is certainly different in meaning from
the two word 'all right.'

-----Original Message-----
According to the latest Gregg Reference Manual, "Like all wrong, the
expression all right should be spelled as two words. (While some
dictionaries list alright without comment, this spelling is not generally
accepted as correct.)"

-----Original Message-----
I'd be interested to know if any style guides (perhaps Economist?)
endorse "alright." New York Times and AP style both adamantly shun it,
favoring "all right."


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