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I don't want to see you again! It's over, once (and) for all.

Are both forms acceptable? Is one of them old-fashioned?

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I only ever say 'once and for all'. –  Peter Jul 3 at 23:43
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Please do not put a space before punctuation like ? in English. It does not look right to us; it looks French. –  tchrist Jul 4 at 0:50
    
@tchrist I thought it was the right way. Thanks. –  Luis Jul 4 at 1:03
    
@Luis It is a difference between French and English. I’d have to think a bit to decide whether it applies to Portuguese or Spanish, or dig up some books from the basement to see how it gets used there. –  tchrist Jul 4 at 1:06
    
Most people here do it the way you do, with no space. I'm an exception, I guess. –  Luis Jul 4 at 1:08
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Ngram shows a wider usage of once and for all and very little usage of once for all.

Once and for all:

Adv. once and for all - in a conclusive way; "we settled the problem conclusively"

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Once for all is now old fashioned, once and for all being standard. The Oxford English Dictionary from ca. thirty years ago says "once for all, now usually once and for all".

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