As to "definately, see this:
Urban Dictionary: definately
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Seeing both, I'm having trouble to split them correctly. I saw definately written by American and definitely by British.
Could you explain a bit? Can I use both or either?
Thanks in advance!
'Definitely' would be my chosen spelling and even though we like to think of language as set in stone, it quite evidently is not.
But to my way of thinking (logic), the word I've listed as my preference is obviously derived from the root 'definite', so why make any further spelling changes?
It would seem to be a typo. According to Urban Dictionary that definately is used in common spelling. Should we not write it?.. It would be incorrect.. If I got it.
Thank you, mates!
I saw it in my dictionary, 'Harrap's shorter' and found nothing about 'definately' but 'definitely'. I'm stumbled on it by internet. Not being sure, I wanted to know what's the wrong.
Official 'thanks' is back to thank you.