Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
commonly misspelled words, compound words, one word or two
All together means collectively, simultaneously — we sing “Happy Birthday” all together when we sing it in unison.
Altogether means entirely, completely. The data is gone, Baby, gone.
If you’re nude, you’re in the altogether — you’re completely naked.
@GrammarGirl Mignon Fogarty explains these and related words in a post on all right vs. alright.
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