We get a lot of questions about whether a term is one or two words. Sometimes, the answer is both, depending on context, of course. Such is the case with altogether and all together. “Altogether” is an adverb that means completely, on the whole or all told. “All together” is what we use when people or things are gathered. Here’s a sentence that uses both: “Even though there is some tension, altogether we have a good time when we’re all together.”
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