The adverbs are blowin’ in the wind

“Anyway the wind blows.”

Sorry, never correct.

  • Anyway (one word) is an adverb meaning no matter what the situation is. It’s often a shrug-of-the-shoulders term, where you’re dismissing whatever’s just been said. Terrible day. Got picked on in some maniac’s blog. Anyway, what’s for dinner?
  • Any way (two words) is the combination of any, which means one, some, or several, when the quantity, type, or quality is not important — and way, indicating a road, a direction, a style, a custom, a manner (you get the idea). This is often more of a sweeping-gesture term. How shall we get to the restaurant? Any way you say! But let’s get going — I’m starving!

Another reason “Anyway the wind blows” is never correct is: If you start a sentence with Anyway, you need to follow Anyway with a comma: Anyway, the wind blows. I think the comma is there to remind you to shrug your shoulders.

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