Nowadays? or Now a days? or Now days?

Weekly 5 Minutes Grammar Lesson

Curious about the proper way to spell NOWADAYS?

Nowadays? or Now a days? or Now days?


There are so many possibilities: NOWADAYS, NOW A DAYS, NOW DAYS. I’m always amused by the mistakes that crop up in my college composition students’ formal papers. One batch of papers will show three different students making an error I never really thought about, and in three different way.

According to Grammar Girl {my go-to source when I am confused}, the proper spelling is NOWADAYS. It looks like it should be wrong, but it isn’t. Trust me. And Grammar Girl. There’s really nothing more to say about it. Either avoid the term altogether, or write NOWADAYS.

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  1. Thank you! Every single time I write that, I'm not sure if it's correct or not. Nowadays I know I could just look it up, but I guess I was waiting for you to tell me. :)

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