Is it ok to hyphenate "any time".

The context is in a sentence like:

We are available any time, any where

Can it be acceptably written?

We are available any-time, any-where

or should it be?

We are available anytime, anywhere

2 Answers 2


Anywhere is always one word. Don't use any where or any-where.

When you use anytime as an adverb, it should be one word.

You can call me anytime.

This is how you are using it, so it should be one word.

When using a preposition, such as at, or talking about an amount time, then you should write any time as two words.

You can call her at any time.

Do you have any time to talk?

So the correct answer is:

We are available anytime, anywhere.


It should be:

We are available anytime, anywhere, without hyphenation.

However, it can be acceptably written as:

We are available any time, anywhere.


We are available any-time, anywhere


'Anywhere', in your context cannot be split into 2 separate words.

  • Do you have any evidence for separating any time into two words? The adverb anytime is always one word. Any time is not an adverb, nor is any-time. Nor does the link you included support your usage of any-time. What rule from that website do you think applies here?
    – KumaAra
    Oct 12, 2017 at 6:18
  • A quick search of the OED has entries for 'anytime' and 'any time'. It would appear that anytime is a more modern contraction of any time. oed.com/…
    – GoodJuJu
    Oct 12, 2017 at 8:06
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    That is very interesting, thank you for sharing. But it doesn't really help answer the question for Charlie Smith, as they are most likely looking to speak modern English.
    – KumaAra
    Oct 12, 2017 at 23:48

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