Ofcourse or Of course?

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I was taught as "Ofcourse" at my school but, recently I've learned from the dictionary that this word doesn't exist! Emotion: sad. Instead, "Of course" was valid. But when we speak we consider it as a single word or was that my misunderstanding? Is there any variation like "ofcorse" (maybe colloquial) without the alphabet "u" as a single word?

/Sameer
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There is no single-word variant, Sameer. It is just one of those mistaken ideas that we sometimes get when learning a new subject. Forget it. There is only 'of course' (two words).
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is that a word? if it is... what is.. its meaning? <ofcorse>
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the only variation I know is off course Emotion: wink
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Anonymousthe only variation I know is off course Emotion: wink
No way! Emotion: smile
Note the spelling in MM's post (one "f" only).
Mister Micawber There is only 'of course' (two words).
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Anonymousthe only variation I know is off course Emotion: wink
No way! Note the spelling in MM's post (one "f" only).
Mister Micawber There is only 'of course'
(two words).
I agree saying "off course" means like you've strayed off the course of some thing (a physical course or a course of action).
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Off course means off track and of course if for sure Emotion: wink So the off course as in off piste, off track etc was a joke from our fellow translator Emotion: wink
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English is great in that if you use it enough the language will conform to you. Ofcourse is a word, I use often, and yeah, though the dictionary is a bit slow on the pickup. The words aren't established by the dictionary rather the dictionary is established by the words. However if people keep getting corrected and changing their usage it'll take a while longer. Nowadays we use plenty of compound words heretofore already used.

To roguishly split infinitives and scoff at they who suppose that they can grammar my statements better than me, is, ofcourse, what English is for.
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The idiomatic phrase "of course" is in the dictionary.

See here: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/of+course

You are right in that the dictionary will conform to standard usage. But, in this case, standard usage is a two-word phrase.
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