Is It *Now a Days or Nowadays? | Meaning & Spelling
Nowadays is an adverb meaning “at present” or “in comparison with a past time.”
“Now a days,” written with spaces, is sometimes used instead of nowadays. However, this is not correct and should be avoided. Other variants such as “now-a-days,” “now days,” “nowdays,” and “nowaday” are also wrong.
How to use nowadays in a sentence
Nowadays is an adverb meaning “at the present time.” It’s used to draw a comparison between the present and the past. When used at the start of a sentence, nowadays is followed by a comma.
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Frequently asked questions
- What is a synonym for nowadays?
Some synonyms for nowadays include:
- At present
- At this time
- In this day and age
- These days
- Is nowadays a word?
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