Talk:already

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Definition 4[edit]

Doesn't definition 4 cover definition 3?--216.16.239.66 16:30, 2 February 2007 (UTC)WPaulB

Yes, they are the same thing. —Stephen 06:11, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

Are you quitting already? Quitting present tense, already past tense, what sort of grammar is this?

Already is not past tense. Here it means "so soon". It can be used in the past, present, or future. —Stephen 06:33, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

Not a misspelling?[edit]

Moved from Request for verification

Surely we're being pedantic. This is no longer a misspelling (197 million occurences on Google). — Saltmarshαπάντηση 06:35, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

This spelling drives me crazy, but I agree that it can no longer be called an error. --BB12 (talk) 06:40, 9 August 2012 (UTC)
How about we call it informal and an alternative spelling? AHD and Macmillan call it nonstandard. Many others have it without remark. Garner's American Usage doesn't like it. We should note the disagreement in Usage notes, I suppose. DCDuring TALK 13:22, 9 August 2012 (UTC)
Please take a look and revert or revise. DCDuring TALK 13:30, 9 August 2012 (UTC)
Somewhere or other Fowler's Modern English Usage uses the phrase "the battle is lost" (refering to conservative elements objecting to some new usage/spelling). I think this applies to any objection to "alright" being anything other than an alternative spelling. The new entry seems about right to me. — Saltmarshαπάντηση 15:40, 9 August 2012 (UTC)
This is on the wrong forum though; unless I'm missing something, you're not questioning the existence of the term. Quite the opposite in fact. Mglovesfun (talk) 17:35, 9 August 2012 (UTC)
It should have been a tearoom item. Perhaps we can just close it out in a couple of days directly to the Talk:alright. DCDuring TALK 17:58, 9 August 2012 (UTC)
Sounds alright to me. (oops) -- ALGRIF talk 12:45, 10 August 2012 (UTC)