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How to use the words Altogether and All Together?

“Altogether” is an adverb meaning “completely,” “entirely.” For example: “When he first saw the examination questions, he was altogether baffled.”

“All together,” in contrast, is a phrase meaning “in a group.”

For example:

“The wedding guests were gathered all together in the garden.”

Undressed people are said in informal speech to be “in the altogether” (perhaps a shortening of the phrase “altogether naked” ).

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