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In fact, there are many words outside print which may find its way in to English.. Like updating, rebooting (not yet)... Atleast is something I find people use more in our corporate informal communication..
In fact, I come across it many times during e-mail communication in office.. So the question.
FatFreddysCat , I wonder how you managed to answer this question, if you did not see 'atleast' above, LOL.
@WalterPoon - :))
(ala Three Stooges) Oooooh... a wise guy eh? Lemme at'em, lemme at'em!! Nyuk nyuk nyuk!
At least, I agree with you :) Thanks for your response Lady Wordsmith!
There are more actually... How bout "infact"... I have seen their use and know it is on erroneous side... But then better get clarified than don't .... Thanks alancaster149... I will give it a shot five years hence... Stay on hubpages till then... :)
'Infact' is another one you'd have to bide your time on. The way the OED (Websters in the USofA) keeps changing, you never know your luck. Watch this space...
You will see them a lot in text and e-mails, Savio. For many it's deliberate and quick.
Thanks Sue Bailey!! I now follow it.. In fact, thanks to the response of the community, I went back and checked my yet unpublished book and sure enough found a lot of the erroneously spelled one...
Hi Twilight Lawns,
This is a loosely used word in our corporate communication. Informal one liners we send to our colleagues or receive from them.... That is where.. I knew atleast seemed a suspect but now have it clarified.
Thanks Mercia for the help!
The grammar check does show atleast underlined in red.. But the question was the liberal use of it in this form, irrespective... Anyways thanks for stopping by..
That was a bit patronising, Mercia. People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, unless their speeling (sic) is perfect.
My typographical skills are dreadful, so I have Nellieanna to edit everything I write in my hubs.
So, the obvious inference is that my English teacher was not good.... :))))
Thanks Examiner-1 for your response!!
It goes back that far?
Talk about it Examiner - 1! Anyways like I said before, this is something I have come across in our informal corporate communication... Thanks for the clarification!
Honestly, I couldn't see the typo, until the clarification.. Thanks for the response!!