"This student emailed her teacher on a snow day, throwing all capitalization and punctuation to the wayside. This is the response." – reddit
Hey! I hope this isn't a dumb question but it seems as though the word anyways with an S at the end is commonly used. Is it considered incorrect?
It’s not a dumb question at all. Thousands of people get this wrong.
The difference between “anyway" and "anyways" boils down to the difference between written and spoken English.
In spoken English, we get away with using “anyways" all the time because most of us don’t have the Grammar Police correcting every little mistake we make in conversational English. (And because no one corrects us, we assume that it’s right.)
To recap, “anyway" is considered standard: "Emma laughed at his joke anyway.”
“Anyways" is considered an informal variant of “anyway.” It should only be used in informal contexts. Do not use it in your essays.
TIP: Get into the habit of using “anyway” even in your text messages, tweets, and Facebook and Tumblr posts.
I hope this isn’t happening to any of you taking the SAT today. :-P