Of course or ofcourse – which form is correct?
Of course or ofcourse? It is a very common phrase in English but do you know how to spell it? Well, it turns out it is also very common for many people to confuse these two spellings. What is the best way to get this right once and for all? Reading this article, of course! …Or perhaps ofcourse?
Of course or ofcourse – which one is correct?
There is only one correct spelling of the phrase in question and it is of course. Read the following section to find out why.
Of course or ofcourse? The correct form
Of course is written as two words and there is no other way to spell it. This is because of course is not a word, but an adverbial phrase, and these are written separately.
Of course or ofcourse? The incorrect form
Remember that ofcourse is an incorrect form, a misspelling of of course and should not be used as such.
Read the following section to see if you are familiar with all the definitions of of course.
Of course – the meaning
- Of course is the adverbial phrase that is a polite way of giving permission:
“Can I ask you a favour? ” “Of course.”
- Of course is also used to show that something is obvious or already known and therefore not surprising:
She arrived at the station 15 minutes late so, of course, she missed her train.
- You can also use of course to emphasize that what you are saying is true or correct:
“Are you afraid? ” “Of course I’m not”!
Of course or ofcourse? More examples from the literature and press
It wasn’t common for women to drink, of course, but it wasn’t unheard of.
Nancy Farmer, A Girl Named Disaster
The debt was paid, of course, by the poor people of Haiti, not the elites.
“Washington Post”, Sep 28, 2022
But of course, you can also take full control to create a gloriously ugly kitchen color scheme of your own devising.
“The Verge”, Sep 2, 2022