How is it written in the meantime or in the meantime
Together or separately ? It is one of the questions we ask ourselves when we write, and there is an infinity of words that can arouse this doubt. This occurs especially with adverbs and adverbial locutions, such as 'meanwhile', 'immediately' or 'opposite', which usually generate these spelling difficulties and make us wonder whether we should write them together or separately. Therefore, in this article we want to show you if it is written meanwhile or in between .
'Meanwhile' written separately corresponds to an adverbial phrase that, according to the Dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy, means "during some intermediate time" or meanwhile. So, whenever we want to say that several things are happening at the same time or we can replace it with the adverbial phrase 'meanwhile', 'at the same time' or 'at the same time', we can write it separately.
- Insert the tray in the oven and in between take advantage to cut the potatoes.
- I was reading and in between there was a knock at the door.
'Meantime' written together is an adverb of time whose meaning is the same as that of the previous adverbial phrase, that is, written separately. This means that whenever we use it to express that something happens at the same time we can write it both together and separately, neither of the two forms is incorrect.
- My brother arrived and in the meantime the bulb in the dining room melted.
- I can make food and watch TV in the meantime.
'Meanwhile' together is also used as a noun, in this case we can not write it separately. Example: In the meantime I took the opportunity to read / I will look at what you say during the meantime .