Misused Words

All together and Altogether

All together (two words) means in a group. It is an adjectival phrase, so it must modify a noun or a pronoun.

The family was all together in the van.

Altogether, an adverb, means (1) with everything included and (2) completely or entirely.

Altogether, the repairs to your vehicle cost $250.60.
Practice

Choose the correct answer for each of the two practice sentences below by clicking on the correct answer.

(1) (All together, Altogether) there were forty-five people at the party.

(2) The forty-five guests at the party were (all together, altogether) in the recreational room.

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