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    Default Ok or Okay?

    Which one is correct? OK or Okay?

    We plan to go to Shanghai this Saturday? Are you OK with this date?

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    Default Re: Ok or Okay?

    They are both fine in spoken form, but people avoid using them in formal writing.

    If I had to choose one for a formal context, I would rather choose okay.


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    Default Re: Ok or Okay?

    I wouldn't use either in formal writing.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: Ok or Okay?

    OK or okay but not Ok (which was in the title of your thread).
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Ok or Okay?

    I agree that neither would look good in formal writing. Personally, I always write "OK", never "okay" but I can't give you a good reason why I do that.

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    Default Re: Ok or Okay?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I agree that neither would look good in formal writing. Personally, I always write "OK", never "okay" but I can't give you a good reason why I do that.
    I do the same- probably out of laziness. And I would never use it in formal writing.

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