Thursday, 17 December 2009

Common Word Errors: Anyway

I have this problem in my writing --  for some reason, I always write ANYWAYS instead of ANYWAY... SO,  for all of you that do this, here's the rule.

Anyway or Any Way?

The compound word anyway is an adverb meaning "regardless."

Any way is simply the word way modified by the word any. It means "any manner" or "any method."

Examples: We're going to do it anyway!
I do not know any way to fix it.
(any manner or any method)

Certain Adverbs Ending in -S

The adverbs anyway, anywhere, everywhere, nowhere, and somewhere do not end with an -s.

Incorrect: I put the pen somewheres around here.
Correct: I put the pen somewhere around here.

Source: here