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Anywhere or Any Where?

Should I write "anywhere" or "any where"?

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Write "anywhere" because "any where" is a spelling mistake.

Anywhere

(adverb) "any place"
  • We can live anywhere we like. correct tick

Any Where

"Any where" is a spelling mistake.
  • Have you seen my glasses any where? wrong cross
anywhere or any where?
If you're unsure whether to write "anywhere" or "any where," your problem is easily solved. Write "anywhere" (i.e., the one-word version). For example:
  • Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. (Minister Martin Luther King) correct tick
  • If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere. (US politician Frank A. Clark) correct tick
  • I used to work in a fire hydrant factory. You couldn't park anywhere near the place. (Comedian Steven Wright) correct tick
The two-word version is a spelling mistake:
  • A dream without ambition is like a car without gas...you're not going any where. wrong cross
Of course, you might be able to concoct a sentence that features the words "any" and "where" next to each other, but, as an adverb of place, "any where" is always a spelling mistake.

It is the same deal with nowhere/no where and also somewhere/some where. The one-word version is correct. The two-word version is a spelling mistake.
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