Any more or anymore

08 Jul

A friend was asking about this on Facebook the other day and I had to (check and) wade in to help. She wasn’t sure any more how this word was supposed to be used – was it one word or two?

I did check, just to make sure, because I know I have used it … and – phew – that’s because I work in both US and UK English.

Any more is the UK English use of the word(s) – “I am not in a state of confusion over this any more”.

Anymore is the US English version – “I am not in a state of confusion over this anymore.” (Yup – felt compelled to put in American-style punctuation around the quotation marks.)

You can find more troublesome pairs here and the index to them all so far is here.


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3 responses to “Any more or anymore

  1. Gill

    July 8, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Haven’t come across this very often, but my students are just brilliant at using ‘alot, ‘aswell’ and ‘abit’.



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