Writing for Business

Dec 4 2008   4:30PM GMT

Writing for business — all right or alright?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

Which is correct?
The office manager said it would be _________ if I signed for the delivery.
a. alright
b. all right

Answer: b
Although it’s frequently seen, especially online, alright is not an accepted spelling variation in standard English. This distinction is sometimes confusing because already and altogether are correct in some contexts.

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