altogether and put together

GandalfMB

Senior Member
Bulgarian - Yellow Beach
Hello everyone,
on Macmillandictionary.com I came across the following sentence: "He knows more about computers that the rest of them put together". It makes perfect sense to me, but is it possible to say "more than the rest of them altogether"?

Thank you
 
  • pops91710

    Senior Member
    English, AE
    Hello everyone,
    on Macmillandictionary.com I came across the following sentence: "He knows more about computers that the rest of them put together". It makes perfect sense to me, but is it possible to say "more than the rest of them altogether"?

    Thank you
    Only if you change altogether to all together.
     

    PatsRule

    Senior Member
    US English (NYC)
    I am familiar with "more than the rest of them put together" or "more than all/the rest of them combined"
    However, personally, I've never heard anyone say "more than the rest of them all together"
     

    pops91710

    Senior Member
    English, AE
    It's not grammatically incorrect, but it's also not the most popular way to phrase it either. But if I heard someone say that it would be understood readily and I don't think I'd give it a thought.
     
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