Anymore vs No more

RosyIvory

Member
Arabic - Egypt
Hi all,

Using this sentence "Pretty-boy Sam isn't pretty......."

How the general rule works, which word I should use and how the double negative thing works here?

Is it...?
"Pretty-boy Sam isn't pretty anymore"
or
"Pretty-boy Sam isn't pretty no more"
or
"Pretty-boy Sam is pretty anymore"
or
"Pretty-boy Sam is pretty no more"

Thanks in advance :)
 
  • Copperknickers

    Senior Member
    Scotland - Scots and English
    'No more' is a colloquial form used in certain areas of America and London. It's not good English. The correct version is

    "Pretty-boy Sam isn't pretty anymore"
     

    Loob

    Senior Member
    English UK
    So "anymore" isn't considered a negative tool
    No, it's not itself negative - though it's used in negative contexts.



    (By the way, I always write 'any more' as two words. I believe there may be differences between BrE and AmE usage on this.)
     

    Parla

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    (By the way, I always write 'any more' as two words. I believe there may be differences between BrE and AmE usage on this.)
    We usually write it as one word in this context but as two words when it refers to quantity:

    "I don't have any more money." = I have just spent my last penny.

    "I don't have money anymore." = I used to have money, but now I don't.
     

    pops91710

    Senior Member
    English, AE
    If your sentence already has a negative in it for the verb, you cannot use another negative.

    Ex: I cannot see anymore. Pretty-boy Sam isn't pretty anymore.
    I can see no more. Pretty-boy Sam is pretty no more.
     
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