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All Right and Alright

The Quick Answer
If you are writing to a pedantic audience, then use all right and not alright.

Alright and All Right

Believe it or not, the word alright is still not universally accepted as a word. Therefore, if you are writing to a pedantic audience, you should use all right instead of alright. For example:
  • Are you all right?
  • Everything is alright. 
  • All right, calm down. 
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Top Tip

Alright Will Soon Be All Right

Like altogether, almost and already, the word alright is now widely accepted too. However, be aware that several dictionaries still record it as an erroneous word.