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"anymore" one word or two

I always thought that any more and anymore had slightly different meanings. "anymore" one word or two

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Joe updated 25 January
Look what I've found: Any more refers to quantities. Anymore is an adverb that refers to time. Is anymore one word or two? It depends on how you’re using it. We’re here to set the record straight. Any more When spelled as two words, any more refers to quantities. Are there any more cookies? You already ate seven; you don’t need any more! Anymore When spelled as one word, anymore is an adverb that refers to time. It means “at present,” “still,” or “any longer.” Why doesn’t Mom bake cookies anymore? She doesn’t bake cookies anymore because you always eat them all and don’t leave any for her! In certain dialects, some speakers use anymore as a synonym of nowadays. Cookies are almost impossible to come by around here anymore. However, this usage is not considered acceptable in formal writing. In fact, it’s a fairly rare usage, so you may want to remove it from your writing altogether unless you’re writing for a very specific audience. The problem with anymore is the same problem many writers have with words like “anyway”, “anytime”, and “sometime”—each of them can be written as one or two words. Just remember: If you’re talking about a quantity of something, use any more. If you’re talking about time, use anymore.
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Lady updated 2 February
I just leave it here :) : Any more Any more has two meanings. 1. Any longer, still I don’t want to work here any more. Do you play golf any more? If you sleep any more, you’ll miss your bus. 2. Some more Do you want any more bread? Is there any more coffee? Anymore In American English,* anymore has two meanings: 1. Any longer (interchangeable with any more) I don’t want to work here anymore. Do you play golf anymore? If you sleep anymore, you’ll miss your bus. 2. Nowadays Kids have no manners anymore. Anymore, television is just a waste of time. *Note that in the rest of the English-speaking world, anymore is rare and many consider it incorrect. Grammarly - world's best grammar checker The Bottom Line The first meaning of these two terms is identical, but the single word anymore tends to be the more common spelling in the US, whereas it is somewhat controversial in other anglophone countries. For the second meanings, the spelling is fixed – the two terms are not interchangeable. In other words, you can’t say "do you want anymore bread?" or "Any more, television is a waste of time." In addition, the second meaning of anymore is not universally accepted even in the US, so it should be used with caution or avoided completely. When in doubt, choose any more – it is always correct (other than for anymore meaning #2), so you won’t have to worry about making any more mistakes.
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Mary updated 9 March
Yes, you are totally right to use “anymore” in that sentence of yours. Same as it would be in “I don’t love you anymore”, “I don’t want to go there anymore” etc. Here, let me break down this “anymore vs any more” issue. In the sentences above, “anymore” appears in a form of adverb, which is used to address time. It indicates something, that was happening some time ago but is not happening now. It is worth mentioning, that “anymore” should not be used in affirmative sentence. For the most people who speak English, it would make from little to no sense. If you don’t plan to do something any longer, then “anymore” is your friend. “Any more” is almost the same, except for a fact that it is used while having in mind even the smallest amount of something. “I don’t want any more milk because it gets me sick”. And a little gift to make it easier for you: “I don’t visit Burger King anymore because I don’t want any more burgers”.
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