Posted by: Jack Henry | June 17, 2016

Editor’s Corner: Always and Forever

In English, we have a lot of single words that sound (and look) like two-word phrases, such as everyday and every day. These words may sound the same, but they are different parts of speech and serve different purposes. Today we’re going to have a look at always and all ways.

always: Always is an adverb that means at all times or every time. For example: Bernie is always late to football practice. Other definitions for this adverb are “as a last resort,” “no matter what,” or “in any event.” For example: If this job isn’t delightful, you can always go back to selling candy corn at the stadium.

all ways: All ways is an adjective and a noun that means in every way, from every direction. For example: He looked at the situation in all ways, and each solution he came up with seemed impossible.

For some additional information on these words, see The Grammarist.

Kara Church

Technical Editor, Advisory

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