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    any more/anymore???

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    I'm wondering about the usage of "anymore" and "any more" in the sense of "not any longer". Although my most current dictionary suggests "anymore" (e. g. Nick doesn't live here anymore) as first choice, there are also entries (when I run full text search) like "we don't see much of her any more" or "I don't understand people any more" etc. . Funny enough: In one of my (quite) old English-English dictionaries there's no entry for "anymore" at all, but I can find "any more" in the "more"-entry. I wanted to look it up for the following sentence: "When champagne is not sparkling any more/anymore (???) it is flat." Perhaps there has been a historical-linguistic change from "any more" to "anymore"?? Or do you see any difference in meaning?

    Thanks a lot!
    Steffi
    VerfasserSteffi22 Nov. 04, 22:32
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    No difference in meaning; it's nothing more than a spelling change, quite analogous to the German word separation disputes (zB. radfahren bzw. Rad fahren) that grace these pages.

    #1VerfasserMartin (CA)22 Nov. 04, 23:41
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    "anymore" US usage
    http://www.yourdictionary.com/ahd/a/a0355900.html
    & Merriam Webster

    "any more" BE usage
    #2Verfasserfl22 Nov. 04, 23:58
     
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