How Do I Use These Altogether?
What does altogether mean? Altogether is an adverb. It means taken as a whole, in such a way as to be synonymous with completely, totally, wholly.
Here are some examples:
- Jen has altogether too much class to be consorting with this bunch of hooligans.
- The company’s liquid assets are altogether worth over 15 billion dollars.
- Today there is one: neither working nor seeking work—that is, men who are outside the labor force altogether. –The Wall Street Journal
Sometimes, the word’s use more closely approximates that of outright, but its meaning is still largely the same. See the sentence below.
- At the alumni banquet this year, leggings have been banned altogether.
What does altogether mean? All together is a phrase that means in the same place or at the same time as a complete group. It is never used as a phrasal adverb.
See the following examples:
- All together, now: No taxation without representation!
- Petrov, Yelena, and Dmitri were all together at the dinner when suddenly, disaster struck.
- Find the muddy towels, gather them all together, and wash them with the hose.
- It’s not hard to imagine the TV show “Arrested Development” as another influence: Now the story of a wealthy family who lost everything. . . . (In this reading, Rebecca is the Michael Bluth character just trying to hold it all together.
Setting the shutter speed, ISO, and aperture can often be quite tricky for the new photographer, but most SLR cameras offer different automatic modes which allow a photographer to set just one of these things. The rest is then worked out by the camera.
I would recommend slowly getting used to each of these features, working your way up through the manual modes before trying to set everything.
I would also highly recommend either getting a subscription to a well-written photography magazine or going on a beginners photography course when you first start out. These will often save you countless months working out what each mode does