Could a pedant please tell me

whether there is such a word as "anymore" ?

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05/12/2012 at 08:52

Flipping microsoft wants to correct my "any more" to "anymore" and I don't believe there is such a word.

05/12/2012 at 08:54

You can do it either way.

I prefer to say "any more". But I'm not American.

 

05/12/2012 at 08:58

Notes to "any" in my rather battered OED (bought in about 2007, so a later edition may say something else):

PHRASES any more (also chiefly N. Amer. anymore)...

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Unfortunately Americans took our great language and corrupted it without our consent.

 

05/12/2012 at 09:03

It looks wrong to me. And I have my language set to English (U.K.).

05/12/2012 at 09:09

"Any more" and "anymore" can both be used in UK English, but they don't mean the same thing.  It depends what you're trying to say... 

 

Do you want any more porridge?

I don't like porridge anymore.

05/12/2012 at 09:10

Are you sure that's not Welsh?

05/12/2012 at 09:11

My presence on the forum this morning may be connected to avoiding my current essay crisis, and supervision at lunch time. (Not lunchtime).

05/12/2012 at 10:50

I have a colleague who writes any-more.  Isn't that even more worserer?

05/12/2012 at 11:02

That's much worserer

Microsoft is notorious for its 'corrections' for both both spelling and grammar. I don't pay attention any more  

 

05/12/2012 at 11:06
Run Wales wrote (see)

"Any more" and "anymore" can both be used in UK English, but they don't mean the same thing.  It depends what you're trying to say... 

 

Do you want any more porridge?

I don't like porridge anymore.

(I'm not saying I'm right, but...) that's the way I understand it.

Microsoft can fuckoffredsquigglyline.

05/12/2012 at 11:06

I've turned the whole damn thing off, though if you use the 'casual' setting you don't get so many red marks against your script.

anymore

like

evermore

and

nevermore

Quoth the raven.

05/12/2012 at 11:08
MikeFrog wrote (see)

Are you sure that's not Welsh?

Read it again. You'll see that it's Scottish.

05/12/2012 at 12:45
I use anymore when 'any longer' could be used instead

Any more means adding to something

I guess I am agreeing with Run Wales examples
05/12/2012 at 13:05

Any longer sounds more betterer.

Edited: 05/12/2012 at 13:06
05/12/2012 at 13:18

So is it betterer, worserer or wrongerer if I say any more/ anymore/ any longerer ?

05/12/2012 at 13:34

I like the anymore version as I am lazy and be can't be ar$ed to type more than I have to, so technically it is environmetally friendly as I am conserving energy.

Are there any other words we can join up to make life easierer and conserve energy?

Whatsup
Thankyou

05/12/2012 at 13:47

lol

05/12/2012 at 13:56

According to the legendary Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors:

any more should be 2 words, 1 in the US

05/12/2012 at 13:57

maybe change your setting to UK spellings....?

05/12/2012 at 14:06
I'm not doing that anymore. Last time I did that it wouldn't let me write any more words....
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