I'm not trying to be a smart*ss but I thought I knew most everyday words in the English language. You know, the simple words we use every day.
Anyway, to cut to the chase, I installed the free Grammarly extension to my Chrome browser to see if it would help with the occasional typo. I didn't really expect to learn anything much, I just wanted confirmation that what I was doing was OK and to pick up any silly mistakes.
I kinda like the way it underlines errors in red so I can rethink what I'm saying.
So tonight I got a shock. I was responding to a comment on my training video Adsense Ads with Ad Inserter Plugin and I typed "any more" as two words. But Grammarly said "no" and suggested that I use "anymore" as one word. HUH? is there any such word as "anymore"?
So I asked Google. Yup! "Anymore" as one word is correct in that context. So I've been using the wrong word(s) all my life.
It just goes to show that you're never too old to learn.
I'm keeping Grammarly. And I suggest to everyone that even if English is your primary language and you think your vocabulary is pretty good you can still learn a thing or two.
P.S. Context Matters
In some cases one word is correct and in some cases we should use two words. As some of my friends have pointed out in the comments below; "any more" and "anymore" are not interchangeable. And you'll note that I used "everyday" and "every day" in the first paragraph because the context was entirely different.