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    anyways

    How incorrect is 'anyways' in written E and is it OK in spoken E? Is it American or British colloqualism?

    Ex. Would I ever trust her if we were real, anyways?
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    Re: anyways

    Quote Originally Posted by bianca View Post
    How incorrect is 'anyways' in written E and is it OK in spoken E? Is it American or British colloqualism?

    Ex. Would I ever trust her if we were real, anyways?
    More so in Br than in Am E I think. It's very informal. In fact, in written Br E I wouldn't expect to see it at all.

    But - without checking my facts - I'd guess it was dialectal in the speech of the people who sailed on the Mayflower; and 2-3 centuries ago many dialectal variants were acceptable in writing.

    b

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    Re: anyways

    Thanks, Bobk.

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