Anymore vs. Any More | Difference, Examples & Quiz

Anymore and any more are pronounced the same but have different meanings.

  • Anymore (one word) is an adverb meaning “any longer” or “to any further extent.”
  • Any more (two words) is a determiner used to refer to quantities.
Examples: Anymore in a sentence Examples: Any more in a sentence
Jamie used to live here, but he doesn’t anymore. I’m not giving you any more money.
Liam broke his foot, so he can’t play football anymore. Do we have any more fruit?
Note
In UK English, anymore (one word) is typically considered incorrect, and any more (two words) is used as both an adverb and a determiner.

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Anymore to indicate time

Anymore is an adverb that indicates time. It refers to something that used to occur in the past but no longer does. It’s normally only used in negative statements, clauses beginning with “if,” and questions. It’s usually placed at the end of a clause or sentence.

Examples: Anymore to indicate time
Nobody uses the word “indubitably anymore!

If you can’t volunteer anymore, please let me know.

Why don’t you talk to me anymore?

Note
Some dialects use the adverb anymore in positive sentences to mean “nowadays” (e.g., “I work from home anymore”). However, this is more common in US English than UK English and should still be avoided in formal or academic writing.

Any more to indicate quantity

Any more is a determiner used to refer to the quantity of something. It’s usually used in negative statements, clauses beginning with “if,” and questions.

Examples: Any more to indicate quantity
I don’t mean to be callous, but I don’t want any more advice from you.

If you want to borrow any more stuff, you need to let me know first.

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Worksheet: Any more vs. anymore

You can test your understanding of the difference between “any more” and “anymore” (in US English) with the worksheet below. Fill in either “any more” or “anymore” in each sentence.

  1. Cara read a lot in college, but she doesn’t read much _______.
  2. I don’t want _______ broccoli.
  3. Anwar doesn’t want to be a dentist _______.
  4. Do you want to buy _______ clothes?
  5. We don’t have _______ bikes like that in stock because we don’t sell them _______.
  1. Cara read a lot in college, but she doesn’t read much anymore.
    • “Anymore” is an adverb meaning “any longer.”
  1. I don’t want any more broccoli.
    • “Any more” is a determiner used to refer to quantities.
  1. Anwar doesn’t want to be a dentist anymore.
    • “Anymore” is often used in negative statements to refer to time. It’s normally placed at the end of a clause or sentence.
  1. Do you want to buy any more clothes?
    • “Any more” is often used in questions to refer to the quantity of something.
  1. We don’t have any more bikes like that in stock because we don’t sell them anymore.
    • “Any more” is used as a determiner to refer to quantities. “Anymore” is used as an adverb to refer to time.

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