[ rahyt-bran-ching, -brahn- ]
/ ˈraɪtˌbræn tʃɪŋ, -ˌbrɑn- /
(of a grammatical construction) characterized by greater structural complexity in the position following the head, as the phrase the house of the friend of my brother; having most of the constituents on the right in a tree diagram (opposed to left-branching).
Alright vs. All RightWhat’s the difference between alright and all right? Are all right and alright interchangeable? All right has a range of meanings including: “safe,” as in “Are you all right?” “reliable; good,” as in “That fellow is all right.” as an adverb, it means “satisfactorily,” as in “His work is coming along all right” “yes,” as in “All right, I’ll go with you.” The form alright is a one-word spelling …
Origin of right-branching
First recorded in 1960–65
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