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    Hello, how are you?
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    1.- I donīt love you 'anymore'
    2.- I donīt love you 'no more'


    Are both of them correct to mean that "I was in love
    with someone in the past but not at present"?


    Thanks a million!

    All the best!

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    Yeah, that's right. Indeed it's "any more" -two words. You also can use "any longer" (at the end of the sentence) and "no longer" (in the middle of the sentence).

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    Jesule, the 2nd sentence is not correct - there can't be 2 negatives. People do say so, but it's bad grammar.

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    Yes; there is a difference:

    1. I don't love you any more. ] Standard English.

    2. I don't love you no more. ] Non-standard English.

    All the best,

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    The first sentence is correct.

    The second one is not correct because there are two negations:
    I don`t love you no more - double negation

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    Default Re: anymore-no more

    Quote Originally Posted by MrPedantic
    Yes; there is a difference:
    1. I don't love you any more. ]
    Wouldn't Americans write "anymore" here, because here it's used as an adverb?

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    Default Re: anymore-no more

    And many British speakers too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dihen View Post
    Wouldn't Americans write "anymore" here, because here it's used as an adverb?
    And many British speakers too
    But is it non-standard to write "anymore" as one word in British English?

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    Default Re: anymore-no more

    Hello Dihen

    This Oxford online dictionary gives "anymore" as BrE also, so it seems to be standard now:

    Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary - enter "Anymore"

    All the best,

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    Default Re: anymore-no more

    As far as I know we can say either "I don't love you anymore" or "I love you no more", then both would be correct and mean the same. Still the first choice, the first sentence, is a neutral way of saying it and the second has a more emphatic tone.
    Is that it?

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