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    Definately or definitely

    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!

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    Re: Definately or definitely

    Quote Originally Posted by philadelphia View Post
    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!
    I know only "definitely".
    As to "definately, see this:

    Urban Dictionary: definately

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    Smile Re: Definately or definitely

    '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?

    SB

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    Re: Definately or definitely

    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.

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    Re: Definately or definitely

    Quote Originally Posted by Shakespeare's brother View Post

    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?
    Quote Originally Posted by philadelphia View Post
    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.
    Yes. It would. Stick to what SB said.

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    Re: Definately or definitely

    Quote Originally Posted by philadelphia View Post
    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!
    Haven't you consulted any dictionary yet?
    Where did you see that difference? In an authentic book?
    Well, here is the answer to your quesry.
    definitely
    definately (Maybe printing error or slip of pen)

    Hope this helps!
    Regards!
    Dawood

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    Re: Definately or definitely

    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.

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    Smile Re: Definately or definitely

    You're welcome

    SB

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    Re: Definately or definitely

    Official 'thanks' is back to thank you.

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