If you can put another word between them, you'll know to keep them separate. Otherwise, you'll have to check them one by one.
|a lot||Always written as two words|
|A lot of teachers-a whole lot-find [a lot] too informal.|
|all ready||We were all ready for Grandpa's wedding.|
|already||Those crooks have already taken their percentage.|
|all right||Always two words|
|a long||Childhood seems like a long time.|
|along||They walked along the Navajo Trail.|
|a part||I want a part of the American pie.|
|apart||The twins were rarely apart.|
|at least||Always two words|
|each other||Always two words|
|even though||Always two words|
|everybody||Jimmy's comments incensed everybody. (Every body means every corpse.)|
|every day||It rains every day, every single day.|
|everyday||Fernando put on his everyday clothes.|
|(Every day is much more common than everyday.)|
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Publication information: Book title: Shortcuts for the Student Writer. Contributors: Jay Silverman - Author, Elaine Hughes - Author, Diana Roberts Wienbroer - Author. Publisher: McGraw-Hill. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 2005. Page number: 10.
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