all together


all together
all together, altogether
These are often confused, because their meanings encroach on one another. All together means ‘everyone together’, and the word all is usually removable without damaging the syntax or affecting the meaning: e.g.

• One victim and five suspects, all together in a sealed room —A. Morice, 1971.

Altogether is adverbial and means ‘entirely; in every way’: e.g.

• The idea of counselling in schools is not altogether new —Times, 1970

• Martinez was not altogether unknown. But the antagonism of people in Chicago is insignificant. He has another ball game in mind altogether —Saul Bellow, 1982

• Like Ruskin, he can at times write sentences which I would call ‘woozy’; that is to say, too dependent upon some private symbolism of his own to be altogether comprehensible to others. —W. H. Auden, 1970.


Modern English usage. 2014.

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