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All Right (Alright?); All Ready (Already), Apart, A Part

All Right (Alright?); All Ready (Already), Apart, A Part
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No doubt as fully aware as most people that language is nothing but a series of signs to convey a meaning, and that in this sense no damage seems to be threatening any part of our existing arrangements, I still feel that to inscribe alright is gross, crass, coarse and to be avoided, and I now say so. 

“No doubt as fully aware as most people that language is nothing but a series of signs to convey a meaning, and that in this sense no damage seems to be threatening any part of our existing arrangements, I still feel that to inscribe alright is gross, crass, coarse and to be avoided, and I now say so.

Its interdiction is as pure an example as possible of a rule without a reason, and in my case may well show nothing but how tenacious a hold early training can take.” Amis Kingsely in The King’s English: A Guide to Modern Usage

As a pronoun: all right in the family. There are laws to make all right in the society.

As an adverb, all right means satisfactory, suitable: You are all right in the tasks you undertake and accomplish.

All right is also used to seek permission: Will it be all right if I use your bicycle?

All right indicates to express one’s state of health: Are you all right?

And, all right is used in the place of okay or ok or OK meaning agreed.

Then what is alright (all right without the interdiction between the two words)?

Alright is an adverb is the alternative spelling of all right but this is a non-standard usage. Therefore, alright is avoided in formal contexts, and some people consider it is an incorrect usage. But few dictionaries list it referring to its meaning as agreed, satisfactory.

All ready functions as an adjective and adverb.

All ready means everything is prepared, everything is finalized.

Already refers to by this time, that something has happened before now, it has taken place: You might have known already about internet.

In the above sense of already, the absence of space between two words defines its meanings.

Note that in all ready, ‘all’ is a pronoun: all are equal. All are all ready with some intellect and resource.

Already refers to time; am I a teenager already?

All ready means ‘all are ready’; we are all ready to be there.

Apart and a part, one word and two words have distinct meanings as defined by the space.

A part of India borders with Himalayas.

Apart from mountains, India has a coastline on the east and the west. Apart functions as an adjective (remote physically or socially, isolated), adverb (separate, distinct, excluded, not taken into account, at a distance in place or position or time) and proposition (apart from).

A handful of habits apart, character and integrity defines a person. All right?

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