Anonymous asked: What's up with "anyway" and "anyways"? Thanks!
The difference between “anyway" and "anyways" boils down to the difference between spoken and written English.
In spoken English, we get away with using “anyways" all the time. Why? Because most of us don’t have the Grammar Police correcting every little mistake we make in conversational English. (And because no one corrects us, we assume that it’s right.)
To recap, “anyway" is considered standard: "I laughed at his joke anyway.”
“Anyways" is considered an informal variant of "anyway.” It should only be used in informal contexts, i.e., not in school papers. Get into the habit of using “anyway” even in your text messages, tweets, and Facebook and Tumblr posts.
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