already » all ready

Classification: English – citational

Spotted in the wild:

  • 1. if you haven’t all ready done so, create a directory called utility (link)
  • It’s December 11th and over 30,000 people come to march to revitalize youth, to affirm traditional family values, to reclaim the state, refocus the nation and visualize in the natural what God had all ready done in eternity. (link)
  • See any documentation that came with your network card if you are having trouble, also feel free to ask friends to help set up your computer if they have all ready done their own. (link)
| link | entered by thiebes, 2005/03/24 |


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    Commentary by Joseph Thiebes , 2005/03/24 at 11:17 am

    Certainly not an improvement on the original, but it does make a kind of sense, especially in the expression “all ready done.”

  2. 2

    Commentary by Quodlibet , 2005/05/09 at 8:28 pm

    Could this be a hyper-correction by people who know that “alright” should be “all right”?

  3. 3

    Commentary by laguna3dguy , 2005/07/24 at 10:25 pm

    I agree with Quodlibet. Careful people will attempt to remember the “all right” rule, and then cross their wires.

    People are always crossing their wires!

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