10 tricky cases of one word or two confusion

Is it ‘altogether’ or ‘all together’? ‘Everyday’ or ‘every day’? Here’s an easy guide for those examples and others.

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As professional writers and editors, our “writer’s instinct” will often tell us which form to use in a sentence. In some cases, the differences are subtle. I’ve caught myself questioning a few one-word phrases recently.

A recent article in the Columbia Journalism Review offered the following guidelines:

The following are some less clear-cut word pairs.

Already/all ready

Altogether/all together

Anyone/any one

Anytime/any time

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