What is the difference between 'atleast' and 'at least'? Which is correct? or are both correct?
'Atleast' is incorrect and is not a word that exists in English. 'At least' is the only correct version
"At least" is spelled as two words. I've never seen it spelled as one word.
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.
(ala Three Stooges) Oooooh... a wise guy eh? Lemme at'em, lemme at'em!! Nyuk nyuk nyuk!
Moreover, inasmuch etc., yes. Of all the combinations I've seen, 'atleast' isn't one of them - not yet anyway (there's another one).
Maybe one day? Try again - in about five years or so. It might have got through by then..
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.
At least is two words. If someone is spelling it as "atleast" they are in error.
There is no such word as "atleast." As a matter of fact, this is the first time I've ever seen it in print.
atleast is incorrect, it is two words, thus, 'at least'. Savio if you are unsure about speeling et cetera use a free grammar/spelling check, or ask a question here and people will help you.
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.
"Atleast" is a typo error. "At least" is correct. Can't you see the typo error?
I have never seen 'atleast' as one word, I have always learned 'at least' as two words. In spell checkers, dictionaries, encyclopedias, English class, etc.
So, the obvious inference is that my English teacher was not good.... )))
Thanks Examiner-1 for your response!!
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!
I have never before seen it written as atleast. I would say this is incorrect.
Actually, Savio, I have not heard of atleast. Is there such a word?
In what context have you seen or heard it?
As previously said that "Atleast" is completely incorrect, you must agree easily. Now the logical approach to the correct one, meaning thereby, "At least" is this way: say, you are asked to take AT LEAST 3 biscuits, the minimum amount you can take is 3 and the maximum amount is infinity.
This shouldn’t even be a discussion. There is no such word as atleast. Period.
I have never seen atleast. As for me if someone's speech is very fast "at least" could be heard like "atleast", but grammatically it is not correct.
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