“anymore” vs. “any more”

November 1, 2006

Bowie asks about “anymore” vs. “any more”.

“Anymore” is a word in American English, but not in British English. According to the Oxford Manual of Style, it means “nowadays”, which is a separate meaning from “any more”. It does have an entry in the Macquarie Dictionary (the definitive resource when it comes to Australian English), but I can’t tell you any more than that without paying AUD 12.95 plus GST to subscribe.

P.S. the Macquarie Dictionary is on my del.icio.us wishlist if you’re looking to buy me a gift.


One Response to ““anymore” vs. “any more””

  1. Luke Bonner said

    I signed up for a trial of Macquarie Dictionry…

    // (say enee’maw)
    adverb (usually with a negative or interrogative) any longer; still; from now on. Also, any more.

    Bibliography: The Macquarie Dictionary Online © Macquarie Dictionary Publishers Pty Ltd.

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