Talk:anymore

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Adverb?[edit]

Isn't any more an adverb? Dictionary.com, Merriam Webster, and the OED all lists as such.—This unsigned comment was added by 69.141.36.152 (talk) at 18:18, 6 July 2010.

Sure. Thanks.​—msh210 (talk) 18:19, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

Regional Note[edit]

Don't get me wrong, I think the regional note on the positive usage of 'anymore' is relevant and valuable, I just have a problem with, "Its use, which appears to be spreading." I've removed this for now, but perhaps something to this effect could be reinstated if an adequate citation could be uncovered. Tredici 00:18, 21 May 2010 (UTC)

Any More?[edit]

Funny, I thought that it just got spelt that way (one word) because people missed the space bar and then thought that it'd be cool to make a habit of it. Rather like 'alot' instead of 'a lot'. On checking the Cambridge English Dictionary and Merriam Websters, it would appear that this is a primarily US English spelling. Couldn't we thus define it as such? Pheasantplucker 13:02, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

I was under the impression that any more and anymore had two entirely different meanings. i.e. 'Are there any more sweet potatoes?' 'We don't sell sweet potatoes anymore.'

That's not really a correct way to look at it... if that were true, then "no more" wouldn't mean "not any longer", but it does. You can at least as correctly say "We don't sell sweet potatoes any more."219.89.227.73 12:04, 29 September 2012 (UTC)
While not everyone uses anymore, those who do use it, do mostly make this distinction. That is, very few careful writers would write we don't have anymore sweet potatoes. So the entry is misleading in saying that anymore is a variant spelling of any more — it's a variant spelling of only one sense of any more. --12.202.168.34 22:43, 5 October 2012 (UTC)
Yes, in the same way that maybe and may be are two separate ideas. Mglovesfun (talk) 22:46, 5 October 2012 (UTC)