What Is Their Main Difference?
'Anymore' is an adverb of time. When we want to indicate that we are no longer going to do something, we use 'anymore'. It is only used in negative sentences. Look at the following examples below:
I don't fell like studying
The class said they didn't want to continue discussing 19th century drama
It is possible to write 'anymore' with space between them, but it is better not to.
He refused to drink
'Any more', contrary to 'anymore' is a combination of two quantifiers. When we want to point out that we do not want more of something. So, it refers to the amount. Look at the examples below for more clarification:
As you can see, there is a noun after the determiner.
Anna doesn't want
We can also use 'any more' to indicate adding something. Look at the examples below:
We cannot watch
The Johnsons couldn't have taken
Are They Interchangeable?
Although they look nearly the same on the outside, they can never be used interchangeably because of their completely different grammatical functions. Compare:
✓ She said she doesn't wanna talk to you
Here, the sentence is indicating that something will not happen from a specific time.
X She said she doesn't wanna talk to you
Here, the sentence is wrong because 'any more' is a quantifier and cannot function as an adverb.
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