Could a pedant please tell me

whether there is such a word as "anymore" ?

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05/12/2012 at 14:16

Sometimes (some times?  ) it takes the yanks to be practical enough to make "our" language more usable.  It's when language is usable that it becomes common usage, which in turn often gets written in to dictionaries as being correct usage.  I like the idea of anymore having a distinct meaning from any more.  I'm less keen on the idea of Microsoft having such an influence on what people perceive to be correct spelling but that's another matter.  Sort of.

05/12/2012 at 14:23

I'm a subeditor and we never use 'anymore' in the magazine I work on - any more is the preferred construction. Anymore is American usage. There is no actual difference in meaning between the two. Simple.

05/12/2012 at 14:24

By the way, the 'olde English' meaning of pedant was 'teacher'.

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
05/12/2012 at 18:24

I hate the way Americans screw up our language and grammar, I work for a very large American concern and their motto is "Delivering Strong" -makes me cringe every time I catch sight of it.

05/12/2012 at 18:57

*winces*

05/12/2012 at 19:01

It's like Facebook when it tells me that 'colour' is wrong, but 'color' is correct.

07/12/2012 at 20:55

Phonetic languages are sooooo much easier.... 


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