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    Not to be anymore / To be no more

    Hi to everyone,
    I was struggling with this:

    "I will do that not to be scared anymore"
    "I will do that to be scared no more"

    I know that the first sentence sounds better, but is it also possible to use the second one for saying the same thing? Which is the actual difference in using the phrase "is no more"?

    Thanks in advance,

    Fabio

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    Re: Not to be anymore / To be no more

    They both work. I actually prefer the second.

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    Re: Not to be anymore / To be no more

    Quote Originally Posted by fbs88italy View Post
    "I will do that not to be scared anymore"
    "I will do that to be scared no more"
    Neither sounds natural to this BrE speaker. I'd say:

    I will do that so (that) I won't feel/be scared any more.

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    Re: Not to be anymore / To be no more

    Well, I prefer the second too!!
    Thanks!

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