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Any more vs. Anymore

October 2010
Spot the Error

Before wrapping up the presentation, Melinda asked if the audience had anymore questions.

As a single word, anymore means nowadays. Additionally, proper usage of the word requires that any statement containing the word be negative. For example:

Things just aren’t built to last anymore.

In the “presentation” sentence above, Melinda wants to know if there are any additional questions, which requires the two-word version—any more.

An easy way to remember the difference:

  • anymore (one word) = nowadays (one word)
  • any more (two words) = any additional (two words)

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