Wordwise 126 A2854

All together vs. altogether

  • 2011.12.28

These two words sound the same in spoken English; however, when the written their meanings are quite different.

All together means for everyone or everything.
For example:
“The guests were altogether in the dining room.”
“This CD has the best songs of the 1970s all together in one place!”

Altogether means completely or entirely.
For example:
The test was altogether (completely) impossible because it asked questions about things we hadn’t studied in class.


「All together」は「全員、全て」を意味します。