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Grammar rant underway (No!) ... it's under way
Basically, in almost all cases, if you use underway, you are wrong. As an adverb, which is the most often used form of it, it should be written as two words: under way. The project is under way. Construction on I-10 is under way. My scathing post on bad grammar is
But if you look at headlines on the internet, from Susie Snapple's twitter feed all the way up to CNN.com, nine times out of ten you'll see it used in its one word form: underway.
I have no idea why this bothers me so much. I'm sure now plans are under way to award me a few nerd points. Maybe several.Anyway, click it for a lesson.