All Ways vs. Always: Definition, Meaning, Difference


In this article, we will learn the difference between All Ways vs. Always! Some pairs of confusing English words can sound very surprising. But believe it or not, when you are speaking to them, they can create some kind of confusion.

All Ways vs. Always: Definition, Meaning

One such pair is “All ways” and “always”.

In this post, we will be looking at them.

Let’s get started.

AlwaysAll ways
Always is an adverb and it indicates that something happens all the time.  All ways is an adjective but it is paired with a plural noun. It indicates something in all manners.  
E.g., He always reads a book before going to bed.E.g., Jimi is someone who knows all ways of playing the guitar.    

Now, much like most other pairs, these two words also sound exactly the same but the only exception is that “all ways” comes with a slight pause between the words. However, what is really different between them is the definition, that’s why they cannot be used interchangeably.

So what do they mean?

Always is an adverb and it indicates that something happens all the time.

  • He always reads a book before going to bed.

All ways is also an adjective but it is paired with a plural noun. It indicates something in all manners.

  • Jimi is someone who knows all ways of playing the guitar.

Using Always in A Sentence

Just remember that while using always, the ideal should be to describe an action that is true all of the time, or at least most of the time and habitually.

For example,

  • The police is always checking at midnight to catch him.
  • The dog always sleeps on the carpet.

Using All Ways in a Sentence

Remember that when you are using all ways, the idea is to use it as a two word expression. This is because, “All” is an adjective that means each or every. Ways is another plural noun and it means methods, manners, or techniques. It is the same as all the ways.

For example,

  • I tried to learn French in all ways known so I guess I have to take another approach.
  • The two brothers are absolutely different in all ways except their appearance.

Remember that the expression all ways is almost always preceded by the preposition in.

Remembering Always vs. All Ways

Perhaps the best way to remember the difference between always and all ways is to just remember the face that all ways is two words. This way you can try inserting the word the, or possible, between all and ways whenever in doubt about which one to use. If the sentence makes sense to you then use all ways.

For example,

  • Two of my cats are the same in all the ways
  • These two singers are quite equal in all possible ways.

 So, if they make sense like this then you can use all ways instead of always.

Questions and Answers for All Ways vs. Always

They are (always/ all ways) on the run from the Police.

-> They are always on the run from the police.

He is a better player in (always/ all ways)

-> He is a better player in all ways.

They wish to be there for me (always/ all ways)

-> They wish to be there for me always.

(Always/ all ways) try to stand up for what is right.

-> Always try to stand up for what is right.

They are better off form me in (always/ all ways) possible.

-> They are better off from me in all ways possible.

Conclusion

So, there you have it. The difference between “all ways” and “always”. Let us know if you have any other queries.

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