all together, altogether
The phrase all together means “in unison” or “in a group”:
- Please sing the chorus all together (in unison).
- They are driving to the concert all together in one car.
- We found the stolen jewelry lying all together in a heap beside the path.
The adverb altogether means “on the whole,” “in total” or “entirely.”
- Altogether, it has been an enjoyable experience.
- There are fifty-nine participants altogether.
- Marla was altogether distraught when she heard the news.
The phrase in the altogether is used informally to mean “naked.”
- Ari didn’t open the door because he was in the altogether.
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