What is the difference between any more and anymore?

What is the difference between any more and anymore?

When spelled as two words, any more refers to quantities. When spelled as one word, anymore is an adverb that refers to time. It means “at present,” “still,” or “any longer.” Why doesn’t Mom bake cookies anymore?

What the meaning of any more?

The adverb anymore meaning “any longer” or “nowadays” is most commonly spelled as one word. It is used in negative constructions and in some types of questions: Sally doesn’t work here anymore.

Is there a space in anymore?

The traditional (although now less common) spelling is as two separate words: any more. In the last 50 years or so, the single word anymore has increased in use and a distinction between the one-word and two-word spellings has emerged.

Are there any grammar?

So “is there any” has to be followed by a grammatically singular noun, and “are there any” has to be followed by a plural noun. Moreover, in practice, it’s very rare for “is there any” to be followed by a singular countable noun.

Can you get any more perfect?

Which one is grammatically correct, “more perfect” or “most perfect”? “Perfect” is an absolute, like “unique.” There is no “more perfect” or “most perfect.” It’s just “perfect.” Neither is grammatically correct because perfect cannot be quantified any more than “unique” can be.

Can you start a sentence with anymore?

For some speakers who accept sentences like (1a), anymore may occur at the start of an utterance, as in the following example: 2) Anymore, John smokes. NPI (negative) anymore cannot appear sentence-initially, because like other NPIs, it must follow a negation or something like it.

What’s the difference between anyone and everyone?

Anyone means anybody or any person. It refers to an individual in a group; which one doesn’t matter. Everyone means everybody or every person. It refers to all the members in a group.

Who are you vs who you are?

“Who are you?” is a question, “who you are” an affirmation (e.g. “I don’t know who you are”. They do not mean the same thing. However you can use it like this in “Can you tell me who you are?” Then it is not a standalone sentence.

Are any VS is any?

When any is used as a pronoun in questions to refer to countable nouns, it can be used with either singular or plural verbs: is any or are any. When you use a plural verb (like are any), you are asking about “one or more” of a number.