Submitted by max2  •  January 30, 2004

Already or all ready?

It seems to make more sense to spell the phrase “all ready” in two words. The other, “already”, seems to be a contraction that should be used in informal speech. Is “all ready” more correct?

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Speedwell has hit the nail on the head.

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Contrast:

Are we there already?

Are the kids all ready?

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