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What are the differences between "forever" and "for ever" in the
meaning and usages?
asked Mar 3, 2014 at 4:00
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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.
answered Mar 3, 2014 at 4:47
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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.
answered Apr 19, 2016 at 20:12
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for ever - always
answered Apr 14, 2016 at 12:32
Forever is a measurement of time. And for ever is beyond time.
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answered Apr 19, 2016 at 18:36
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