‘Goodmorning’ or ‘Good Morning’: How to Spell ‘Good Morning’ Correctly

By Shanea Patterson, updated on November 16, 2022

Should you say ‘goodmorning’ or ‘good morning’? What’s the correct way to spell it? We’ll cover that and teach you how to use the phrase correctly in a sentence below.

But the short answer is that ‘good morning’ is the correct way to spell it. You’d never spell it ‘goodmorning.’

Good Morning and Good Afternoon – Are They Capitalized?

Before we dive into how to spell ‘good morning,’ let’s talk about whether that and ‘good afternoon’ are capitalized.

Whether they’re capitalized depends on where they end up in the sentence.

For example, if ‘good morning’ is at the beginning of a sentence, you’d capitalize it. But if it’s in the middle of a sentence or not the title of something (i.e., a Good Morning New York talk show), then it wouldn’t be capitalized.

Is Good Morning Capitalized?

As you’ve just learned, ‘good morning’ is only capitalized in certain circumstances. It’s similar to words like ‘master’s student’ in that way.

Another example is ‘he has risen’ because the ‘he’ in the phrase is often capitalized to reference Jesus or God.

‘Goodmorning’ or ‘Good Morning’?  

You’ve already learned that the correct way to spell the phrase is ‘good morning’ and not ‘goodmorning.’

There are phrases in the English language that are expressed that way, such as ‘everyday.’ It can also be expressed as ‘every day.’

The difference is that you’d use ‘everyday’ as an adjective.

Take a look at an example:

  • That’s her everyday.

But you can also use it this way:

  • I go to work every day. I’m tired.

In this way, it’s not being used as an adjective but as a prepositional phrase.

Some people mistakenly believe that the phrase ‘of course’ follows the same rules, but it doesn’t. You’d never spell it ‘ofcourse.’

Definition and Meaning

Let’s break down the phrase and define each word. Then, we’ll define the phrase.

The definition of ‘good’ is “of favorable character or tendency,” “bountiful,” “fertile,” “handsome, attractive,” “suitable, fit,” “free from injury or disease,” “not depreciated,” “commercially sound,” “that can be relied on,” “profitable, advantageous,” “agreeable, pleasant,” “salutary, wholesome,” “amusing, clever,” “of a noticeably large size or quantity: considerable,” “full,” “used as a word that gives force or emphasis to a statement,” “well-founded, cogent,” and “true.”

It also means “something that is good,” “advancement of prosperity or well-being,” “something useful or beneficial,” “adequate, satisfactory,” “often used in the faint phrase,” “conforming to a standard,” “liking only things that are of good quality: choice, discriminating,” “containing less fat and being less tender than higher grades,” “and “kind, benevolent.”

The definition of ‘morning is “dawn,” “the time from sunrise to noon,” “the time from midnight to noon,” and “a period of first development: beginning.”

The Merriam-Webster definition of ‘good morning’ is “used to say hello to someone in the morning.”

Now let’s take a look at how to use it in a sentence correctly.

Using the Phrase in a Sentence

We’ve covered the correct spelling and defined the word. Now, let’s see how to use it in a sentence correctly.

Take a look at a few examples:

  • “Good morning, class. How was everyone’s weekend?” asked the teacher.
  • My mother popped into my room to tell me good morning every Saturday.
  • It’s been a good morning; we had brunch at work today.
  • I love our good morning kisses; they help get me through the day.

Concluding Thoughts on ‘Goodmorning’ and ‘Good Morning’

To recap, you learned that the correct spelling of the phrase is ‘good morning’ and not ‘goodmorning.’ You need that space in there to be grammatical.

So, don’t forget. Remember, it’s the opposite of phrases like ‘nighttime.’

If you ever get confused about the right spelling, don’t hesitate to pop back on over and refresh your memory. We have a whole library of articles dedicated to explaining confusing words that’ll be waiting for you when you get back.

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Written By:
Shanea Patterson
Shanea Patterson is a writer based in New York and loves writing for brands big and small. She has a master's degree in professional writing from New York University and a bachelor's degree in English from Mercy College.

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