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    Anymore and any more

    Could I ask what are the differences between anymore and any more?

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    Re: Anymore and any more

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    Could I ask what are the differences between "anymore" and "any more?"

    Thanks.
    They're not always interchangeable.

    For example,
    I think I've managed to pick up all the shards off the floor. You're welcome to keep looking, but I don't think you'll find any more. [Here, "anymore" would be wrong.]

    "Anymore" is used as an adverb to mean "any longer."
    For example,
    I used to like bananas, but I don't anymore.

    Note also that "any more" is also often used (especially in BrE) as an adverbial instead of "anymore."
    For example,
    I don't like her any more.

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    Re: Anymore and any more

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Note also that "any more" is also often used (especially in BrE) as an adverbial instead of "anymore."
    For example,
    I don't like her any more.
    Right. I use only the two-word version.

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    Re: Anymore and any more




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    Hello, Ju:

    I have made up some sentences that an American might write:


    ANYMORE

    1. Mona and Raul used to be BFF, but they aren't anymore.
    2. I used to walk for exercise six days a week, but I don't anymore.
    3. Betty used to visit Paris every year, but she doesn't anymore.


    ANY MORE

    4. Mona: Would you like some more cookies? / Raul: No, thanks. I don't want any more [cookies].
    5. Raul wanted to buy some bananas, but he was told that the store would not have any more [bananas] until next week.
    6. I have to stop eating these donuts. If I eat any more [donuts], I'll get sick.
    Last edited by TheParser; 17-Apr-2017 at 14:16.

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    Re: Anymore and any more

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Note also that "any more" is also often used (especially in BrE) as an adverbial instead of "anymore."
    For example,
    I don't like her any more.
    An American would most likely write "I don't like her anymore."

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    Re: Anymore and any more

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewg927 View Post
    A speaker of American English would most likely write "I don't like her anymore."
    I suppose that's what you meant.

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    Re: Anymore and any more

    Yes. Same difference.

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    Re: Anymore and any more

    Not necessarily. A person may identify as American but may well speak a different variety of English.

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    Re: Anymore and any more

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Not necessarily. A person may identify as American but may well speak a different variety of English.
    Perhaps but most of the time you won't find many Americans speaking British English unless that person is Madonna.

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