Which is correct okay or OK?
Okay and OK are two acceptable spellings of the same word. There’s no difference between OK and okay. The older term, OK, (possibly) derived from an abbreviation for an intentional misspelling of “all correct.” The terms are both standard English. For extremely formal writing, always consult the relevant style guide.
When did OK change to okay?
Short answer: Yes! Both “OK” and “okay” mean “all right,” and they can both be used to express agreement. Many people think “OK” is a shortened version of “okay,” but, as explained above, “OK” came first. In fact, “OK” has been around since the 1840s, with “okay” emerging a few decades later.
Is OK always capitalized?
It’s very simple: you have two choices if you want to say something is okay. You can spell out the word in full (okay), or you can use capital letters (OK). What’s unacceptable is to write ‘ok’ in lower case.
Is it OK’ed or OK D?
Apostrophes to Make Acronyms Past Tense The Chicago Manual of Style allows OD’d for overdosed, and the AP Stylebook recommends OK’d for okayed.
What should I reply instead of OK?
Synonyms & Antonyms of OK
- all right,
- (also copasetic or copesetic),
Is OK informal?
We use okay (also spelt OK) in informal language. We use it in different ways, as a discourse marker, adjective or adverb.
Is OK in past tense?
The past tense of OK is OK’d. (Note the apostrophe as recommended by AP Stylebook.) Okay simply becomes okayed.
Is OK a bad response?
“Okay” isn’t going to be seen as offensive. For the specific circumstance you suggest (responding to the death of a friend), the standard, polite response would be “I’m sorry.” However, as it is used (not worrying about the etymology), ‘Okay’ is not wrong.