Make Your Editor Cry: Afterall vs. After all

Make Your Editor Cry:  Afterall vs. After all

In this article, I will attempt to clarify the sometimes confusing difference between the single word afterall and the two word phrase after all.

After all is always two words.

The spelling of this two-word phrase as one word like afterall is not a thing–or a word.

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Examples:

Incorrect:

There's an undertone of condescension, winking to let you know that, afterall, everyone in this film is just phoning it in.

Correct:

There's an undertone of condescension, winking to let you know that, after all, everyone in this film is just phoning it in

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