Words for You – All right or Alright

Words for You

Here you’ll find answers to your questions about which of several words is  the correct word to use.

All right or Alright

Use all right when you mean “entirely correct.”

Example: Did you get your answers all right?

Use all right or alright when you mean “okay.”

Example: I saw you sweating during the meeting. Are you alright?

Usage Note: Although some dictionaries say that all right and alright are interchangeable, alright is still considered a non-standard substitute for all right.

Words for You: Accept or Except

Accept or Except

Use accept when you mean “to receive, to believe, or to acknowledge.”

Example: Hawkins cannot accept criticism easily

Use except when you mean “to leave out.”

Example: Send her all the apples, except the rotten ones we set aside.

When you are referring to a noun, use exception.

Example: Allowing you to leave early would be an exception to the rules.

Accept or Except


Words for You

Here you’ll find answers to your questions about which of several words is  the correct word to use.

Accept or Except

Use accept when you mean “to receive, to believe, or to acknowledge.”

Example: Hawkins cannot accept criticism easily

Use except when you mean “to leave out.”

Example: Send her all the apples, except the rotten ones we set aside.

When you are referring to a noun, use exception.

Example: Allowing you to leave early would be an exception to the rules.