Q: "whenever" vs. "when ever"?

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 1 16:44:32 UTC 2012

On Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 12:04 PM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> In my observation, the two-word (adverbial) spelling will be reliably
> absent from advertising texts

And books, newspapers, letters, e-mails, etc. matter, like unto
_sometime_ and other such collocations that are indistinguishable from
each other in speech.

"Write them all as a single word! The reader will figure it out!"

Well, this is my queue to stop to stop bothering about it.
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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