Anyway versus Anyways

What is the Difference Between Anyway and Anyways?


When to Use Anyway

In any case; at least.

  • I’m not sure if we have any wood for a fire; It’s raining outside anyway.

    Nevertheless; Regardless.

  • It was snowing and the temperature was below freezing, but the game went on anyway.

    When to Use Anyways

    Anyways is a nonstandard dialect and informal variation of the word anyway. When used, it also functions as an adverb.

  • You wouldn’t understand anyways.
  • Anyways, it’s time for a new focus.

    Summary

    The two words anyway and anyways are both adverbs and are used in the same way, but anyways is widely considered incorrect and is not standard English usage.

    Anyway is the correct word choice.

    Anyways is a colloquial variant of the word anyway. It is almost universally considered incorrect.

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