anymore vs any more : Common Errors in English

About anymore vs any more

In the first place, the traditional (though now uncommon) spelling is as two words: “any more” as in “We do not sell bananas any more.” In the second place, it should not be used at the beginning of a sentence as a synonym for “nowadays.” In certain dialects of English it is common to utter phrases like “anymore you have to grow your own if you want really ripe tomatoes,” but this is guaranteed to jolt listeners who aren’t used to it. Even if they can’t quite figure out what’s wrong, they’ll feel that your speech is vaguely clunky and awkward. “Any more” always needs to be used as part of an expression of negation except in questions like “Do you have any more bananas?” Now you won’t make that mistake any more, will you?

anymore Meaning(s)

  • (r) at the present or from now on; usually used with a negative

anymore in News

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    A classic pair of jeans just doesn't seem to cut it anymore in celebrity circles. From pant/jean hybrids to bizzaro cuts to craft fair fashion, some stars are pushing the boundaries of what it means to be a denim denizen. Case in point(s): Miley Cyrus and her half-sweats-half-jeans combo, perfect for those with a fear of commitment ( Sorry, Liam ). Rihanna and her double jeans. Always has a ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Zimbio

  2. Valverde Gets The Focus But Verlander Can’t Throw 100MPH Anymore

    Justin Verlander is not the same Justin Verlander anymore, even after his brilliant 7 inning, 3 hit scoreless performance against the Royals.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: CBS Detroit

  3. Innovation is still in Apple’s core

    “Can’t innovate anymore, my ass.” Those were some pretty powerful words from Apple’s senior vice president of marketing, Phil Schiller, as he showed off a product that’s coming later this year, the new Mac Pro. The concern that Apple can’t innovate anymore has clearly gotten to the technology giant, evidenced not only by the 17.8% drop in the share price year-to-date, but also by recent ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: BGR News via Yahoo! News

any more in News

  1. Gov. Rick Perry says he will not add any more items to special legislative session

    AUSTIN, Texas - Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday that he will not be adding any more items to the special legislative session currently underway in Austin, disappointing lawmakers who wanted more on the agenda.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: El Paso Times

  2. Interest rates getting a lot more interesting

    Ben Bernanke has a big problem: The financial markets aren’t behaving themselves any more. And this rebelliousness, which is occurring worldwide, could cause Bernanke to tighten monetary policy a lot sooner than everyone expects. The belief for the last four-plus years is that Bernanke’s Federal Reserve has control...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: New York Post

  3. FEMA denies more money for plant explosion victims

    The tiny town of West, Texas won't be getting any more federal emergency money following that April fertilizer plant explosion. FEMA's already provided millions in disaster aid, but it's now rejecting
    on June 13, 2013 Source: WNCT Greenville

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