Sometimes definitions of anyway and anyways get mixed up. According to you what is the major difference between their meaning? And which sentence is more correct to say:
1: Anyways, thank you.
2: Anyway, thank you.
They are the same thing, but if I remember well, anyways is a wrong form used in very informal contexts. Correct me if I'm wrong, please.
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I believe you are right about "anyways". "Anyway", to me, has always been the correct form.
This is a good post. I always used to say "anyways" from childhood, though I've come across a few people in my time who told me anywayS isn't a real word.
As far as I know, 'anyways' is used primarily in American English, though it is not used by all Americans. It is an informal, nonstandard form of 'anyway'.
YankeeAs far as I know, 'anyways' is used primarily in American English, though it is not used by all Americans. It is an informal, nonstandard form of 'anyway'. My American Heritage dictionary lists it as non-standard.
Anyways is the plural of anyway. Because anyway can in no way be used as a noun, it cannot be pluralized. Only nouns can be pluralized. Anyways is most definatly not a word.
I think "anyway" is correct.
I hear "anyways" in Canada. However, according to Oxford American Dictionary
anyways is incorrect.
Anyway is an adverb and adverbs cannot be plural. Anyways is a colloquial usage and is non-standard English.