any more, anymore or both?

(11 Posts)
claig Fri 29-Apr-16 08:08:29

I see both versions in print - any more and anymore.
Are they both valid? Is one wrong? Is there a difference between British English and American English usage?

Trills Fri 29-Apr-16 08:12:24

Any more in almost all circumstances, I think.

Everyday vs every day annoys me.
"These toilets are cleaned every day". (Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday...)
"This is an everyday jacket" (it's not for special occasions)

claig Fri 29-Apr-16 08:13:33

Thanks, Trills

Trills Fri 29-Apr-16 08:14:17

You might like this

claig Fri 29-Apr-16 08:19:55

That is a good article. Alot of people get that one wrong wink. The picture helps one remember that it is a lot.

Trills Fri 29-Apr-16 08:22:20

grin

BendydickCuminsnatch Fri 29-Apr-16 08:23:27

I always do 'anymore' regarding time eg 'she's not happy anymore'

and 'any more' regarding quantity eg 'would you like any more food?'

No idea if that's right but was thinking about that the other day!

claig Fri 29-Apr-16 08:27:25

That's interesting, Bendy. The second one has more emphasis for a quantity.

ThenLaterWhenItGotDark Tue 03-May-16 12:39:58

Anymore was considered incorrect until fairly recently, although it's the usual American way of writing any more.

It's now generally accepted as a variant spelling.

claig Mon 09-May-16 22:02:13

Thanks, ThenLaterWhenItGotDark

Is there a good book that spells all this type of stuff out?

CocktailQueen Wed 18-May-16 22:11:03

No! Any more all the time. Anymore is not a word in UK English.

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