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    hello,

    "Any which ways" is this phrase grammatically correct.

    Also if you could give me an explanation to the same is its relevant.

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    It's a colloquial expression that means 'any way'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It's a colloquial expression that means 'any way'.
    It reminds me of "anyways", which is marked as "nonstandard" in American dictionaries. I'm not much into being a "language critic" in this sense, but "anyways" has always struck me as "not sounding good", unless it's part of the lyrics to a blues song or other popular music.

    What's just a little alarming is to hear ESL sales reps for book publishers use it, as well as ESL teachers and administrators.


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