Writing for Business

Jul 23 2009   4:21PM GMT

Anyway vs. any way

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

typing Which is correct?
The need for regulatory compliance makes business owners want to track operations in _______ they can.
a. any way
b. anyway

Answer: a

Explanation: As two words, any way means the same as by any means. As a single word, anyway means in any case or regardless.

For example: Despite the difficulty of ensuring compliance, organizations that want to avoid fines are advised to do their best anyway.

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