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    anymore=lately

    Does "amymore" mean the same as "lately" or "these days"?

    Would this be OK to say "I've been working out anymore."?

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    Re: anymore=lately

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Does "amymore" mean the same as "lately" or "these days"?

    Would this be OK to say "I've been working out anymore."?
    NOT A TEACHER.

    No, definitely not.

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    Re: anymore=lately

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Does "amymore" mean the same as "lately" or "these days"?

    Would this be OK to say "I've been working out anymore."?
    I am not a teacher.

    That is regional and dialectic in the US. I use it myself in certain situations in speech (Middle Atlantic, USA). It will seem quite outlandishly wrong to anyone who is not already familiar with it, and it should be avoided, especially in formal writing.

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    Re: anymore=lately

    Quote Originally Posted by Coolfootluke View Post
    I am not a teacher.

    That is regional and dialectic in the US. I use it myself in certain situations in speech (Middle Atlantic, USA). It will seem quite outlandishly wrong to anyone who is not already familiar with it, and it should be avoided, especially in formal writing.
    Waht would those situations be? Would it make sence to you in post #1?
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    Re: anymore=lately

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Waht would those situations be?
    I was afraid somebody would ask that. When I use it, it is conscious and somewhat facetious. The use apparently originated in Ireland, where it is reportedly alive and well. The word is a synonym for "lately". When to use it is instinctive, so I can't really tell you when I'd do it, but it isn't very often. There are places, though, where they say it all the time.

    I might say, "I've been feeling my age anymore."

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    Re: anymore=lately

    Quote Originally Posted by Coolfootluke View Post
    I was afraid somebody would ask that. When I use it, it is conscious and somewhat facetious. The use apparently originated in Ireland, where it is reportedly alive and well. The word is a synonym for "lately". When to use it is instinctive, so I can't really tell you when I'd do it, but it isn't very often. There are places, though, where they say it all the time.

    I might say, "I've been feeling my age anymore."
    You shoudn't have been! We are not doing the exam. I've already mentioned that in the post that you've preceded with yours. Suppose I haven't seen a person in a while so he seems to have grown muscles, would it sound OK down your way, if I said "I have been working out anymore."?

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    Re: anymore=lately

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    You shoudn't have been! We are not doing the exam. I've already mentioned that in the post that you've preceded with yours. Suppose I haven't seen a person in a while so he seems to have grown muscles, would it sound OK down your way, if I said "I have been working out anymore."?
    No, but "She's so annoying anymore" would. Go figure. It's rare and slangy around here, and I think you can safely forget about it for now. I just wanted you to be aware that some people use it so you'd know what they mean.

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    Re: anymore=lately

    Quote Originally Posted by Coolfootluke View Post
    No, but "She's so annoying anymore" would. Go figure. It's rare and slangy around here, and I think you can safely forget about it for now. I just wanted you to be aware that some people use it so you'd know what they mean.
    So it has to do with things you do kind of "mentally" and the result is not tangible?

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    Re: anymore=lately

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    So it has to do with things you do kind of "mentally" and the result is not tangible?
    If there is a rule you can apply, I can't imagine what it might be, but I'm pretty sure it isn't that. I can say it means something more like "these days" than "lately". Your example didn't work partly because "I've been working out" is complete already. Like I said, the use is unusual here and impossible most places, so don't kill a lot of time on it.

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    Re: anymore=lately

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Does "amymore" mean the same as "lately" or "these days"?

    Would this be OK to say "I've been working out anymore."?
    To me, it sounds nonsensical. As Coolfootluke says, it's not standard English.

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