ways vs way : Common Errors in English

About ways vs way

In some dialects it’s common to say “you’ve got a ways to go beforeyou’ve saved enough to buy a Miata,” but in standard English it’s “a wayto go.”

ways Meaning(s)

  • (n) structure consisting of a sloping way down to the water from the place where ships are built or repaired

way Meaning(s)

  • (n) how something is done or how it happens
  • (n) how a result is obtained or an end is achieved
  • (n) a line leading to a place or point
  • (n) the condition of things generally
  • (n) a course of conduct
  • (n) any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another
  • (n) a journey or passage
  • (n) space for movement
  • (n) the property of distance in general
  • (n) doing as one pleases or chooses
  • (n) a general category of things; used in the expression `in the way of'
  • (n) a portion of something divided into shares
  • (r) to a great degree or by a great distance; very much (`right smart' is regional in the United States)

ways in News

  1. 3 Ways to Play the Airline Industry

    3 Ways to Play the Airline Industry        
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Motley Fool

  2. 5 ways NSA leaker Edward Snowden's story isn't holding up

    In ways both big and small, Snowden's tale of patriotic betrayal is spouting its own leaks
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Week via Yahoo! News

  3. House Ways and Means Committee ups revenue estimates as budget talks start

    The House Ways and Means Committee Tuesday upped its revenue estimate for the next two fiscal years before House and Senate budget writers sit down Friday to begin negotiations over the state?s two-year spending plan.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: New Hampshire Union Leader

way in News

  1. Federal Way schools launch food and learning bus

    FEDERAL WAY -- The bright green buses with buggy-eyed frogs on them are funny-looking vehicles on a serious mission.  Providing healthy food and mind-expanding books and games all summer long to students who might otherwise slide academically. Called FRED for Fun, Read, Eat, Dream, it's a pioneering program to take activities to the neighborhoods where students live. More than 56 percent of ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: KING5 Seattle

  2. Con-way Freight to Raise LTL Rates 5.9 Percent

    Like Con-way, ABF, the sixth-largest LTL carrier, and UPS Freight, the fourth-largest, have already raised base rates 5.9 percent on average. FedEx Freight, the largest LTL carrier ranked by revenue, will raise rates by an average 4.5 percent July 1.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Journal of Commerce Online

  3. Con-way Freight announces 5.9% rate increase

    Con-way Freight, the nationwide less-than-truckload carrier of Con-way, announced that it will institute a general rate increase averaging 5.9% applicable to non-contractual business, effective June 24....
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Theflyonthewall.com via Yahoo! Finance

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