Improve Your Writing – Misused Words

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Misused WordsFrom the Misused Words File – All Right vs. Alright

This installment from the misused words file looks at the difference between All Right and Alright.

Let’s look at the definitions:

all right

All Right

alright – ???

Depending on your source, ‘alright’ is not a valid word. With that being said, it has been used in literature dating back to the writings of Mark Twain.

The bottom line is it’s up to you. ‘All Right’ is the acceptable form. You can use ‘alright’ if you want to as long as you understand it’s the less acceptable variation.


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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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1 Response to Improve Your Writing – Misused Words

  1. Thanks for sharing this, Anna

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