Altogether and All Together

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What is the difference between altogether and all together?

Altogether means with everything considered.
All together means collectively.

Altogether and All Together

There is often confusion over the terms altogether and all together.


The adverb altogether means wholly, to the full extent, or with everything considered.

  • I left him altogether convinced that the project will end on time.
  • Altogether Mark earns more than his cousin.

All Together

The term all together pertains to when a group acts or is acted upon collectively. (Of note, there can be other words between all and together.)

  • I want you to sing all together.
  • (I want you all to sing together.)
  • The soldiers stood all together waiting for the plane.
  • (The soldiers all stood together waiting for the plane.)
  • I would like to see you all together.
  • (I would like to see all of you together.)