What are the differences between "forever" and "for ever" in the meaning and usages?

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Both mean the same. When something is for ever, it's for all time in the future.

In AmE, it's a one word version. However, there's a very little difference. The one-word version refers persistency whereas the two-word term means eternally (though except in the US).

Good information here.


They are synonymous, however forever is far more common (at least in the US) than for ever. I don't think I've ever seen it written as two words and I read quite a lot.


for ever - always forever- continually,eternal


Forever is a measurement of time. And for ever is beyond time.

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