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    Anymore/Nowadays

    Hello, I just read the sentence "Anymore, simply acknowledging the issue is a moral victory."
    Here, anymore seems to be used in the same way as "nowadays". The website Yale.edu explains that "some speakers" accept sentences like this one. I wonder if this is a common use of "anymore" for a native speaker, and if I can say it without sounding weird.

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    Re: Anymore/Nowadays

    It's used that way around here, or used to be. I don't think I've heard it for quite a while, though, so it may have fallen out of use. Learners should not use anymore as it's used in the quote.
    Last edited by teechar; 24-Oct-2020 at 10:01. Reason: added a missing "it"
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    Re: Anymore/Nowadays

    When I lived in California, in the western US, I heard it sometimes. That was a while back. I don't know whether they still use it.

    It's not standard, though, so you shouldn't use it.
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    #4

    Re: Anymore/Nowadays

    I can't say I've ever heard this before. If GS and CB hadn't confirmed it was in use, I'd have thought it was a bizarre non-native error.

    57730—you should definitely not attempt to use it.

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    #5

    Re: Anymore/Nowadays

    This use of "anymore" is a feature of my dialect.

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