correct spelling of a word


The dictionary says the word alright is spelled correctly and not as all right. Yet, I see it used with both spellings often in books written by successful authors. Which is correct?

alright asked Apr 29 '14 at 21:51 Marianne Spitzer New member

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Back when I was in school, and dinosaurs roamed the Earth, 'alright' was an unacceptable spelling of 'all right'.  Now, it is just considered non-standard. English, and most other languages, are constantly changing. I've even seen 'irregardless' in dictionaries, and this was a capital offense at one time.

link comment answered Apr 30 '14 at 00:30 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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