All Right vs. Alright: Is It All Right to Use Alright?

Despite the common appearance of “alright,” it is not officially a word. Some writing resources refer to it as an alternative spelling for “all right,” but “all right” is the correct spelling. To make sure you are right in formal writing, stick with “all right.”

Examples: It is all right to skip a meeting once in a while./ Chloe is all right, despite her fall yesterday.

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