Could a pedant please tell me

Flipping microsoft wants to correct my "any more" to "anymore" and I don't believe there is such a word.

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  • You can do it either way.

    I prefer to say "any more". But I'm not American.

     

  • Notes to "any" in my rather battered OED (bought in about 2007, so a later edition may say something else):

    PHRASES any more (also chiefly N. Amer. anymore)...

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    Unfortunately Americans took our great language and corrupted it without our consent.

     

  • It looks wrong to me. And I have my language set to English (U.K.).

  • "Any more" and "anymore" can both be used in UK English, but they don't mean the same thing.  It depends what you're trying to say... 

     

    Do you want any more porridge?

    I don't like porridge anymore.

  • Are you sure that's not Welsh?

  • My presence on the forum this morning may be connected to avoiding my current essay crisis, and supervision at lunch time. (Not lunchtime).

  • I have a colleague who writes any-more.  Isn't that even more worserer?

  • That's much worserer image

    Microsoft is notorious for its 'corrections' for both both spelling and grammar. I don't pay attention any more image 

     

  • Run Wales wrote (see)

    "Any more" and "anymore" can both be used in UK English, but they don't mean the same thing.  It depends what you're trying to say... 

     

    Do you want any more porridge?

    I don't like porridge anymore.

    (I'm not saying I'm right, but...) that's the way I understand it.

    Microsoft can fuckoffredsquigglyline.

  • I've turned the whole damn thing off, though if you use the 'casual' setting you don't get so many red marks against your script.

    anymore

    like

    evermore

    and

    nevermore

    Quoth the raven.

  • MikeFrog wrote (see)

    Are you sure that's not Welsh?

    Read it again. You'll see that it's Scottish.

  • I use anymore when 'any longer' could be used instead



    Any more means adding to something



    I guess I am agreeing with Run Wales examples
  • Any longer sounds more betterer.

  • So is it betterer, worserer or wrongerer if I say any more/ anymore/ any longerer ?

  • I like the anymore version as I am lazy and be can't be ar$ed to type more than I have to, so technically it is environmetally friendly as I am conserving energy.

    Are there any other words we can join up to make life easierer and conserve energy?

    Whatsup
    Thankyou

  • lol

  • According to the legendary Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors:

    any more should be 2 words, 1 in the US image

  • maybe change your setting to UK spellings....?

  • I'm not doing that anymore. Last time I did that it wouldn't let me write any more words....
  • Sometimes (some times? image ) it takes the yanks to be practical enough to make "our" language more usable.  It's when language is usable that it becomes common usage, which in turn often gets written in to dictionaries as being correct usage.  I like the idea of anymore having a distinct meaning from any more.  I'm less keen on the idea of Microsoft having such an influence on what people perceive to be correct spelling but that's another matter.  Sort of.

  • I'm a subeditor and we never use 'anymore' in the magazine I work on - any more is the preferred construction. Anymore is American usage. There is no actual difference in meaning between the two. Simple.

  • By the way, the 'olde English' meaning of pedant was 'teacher'.

  • I hate the way Americans screw up our language and grammar, I work for a very large American concern and their motto is "Delivering Strong" -makes me cringe every time I catch sight of it.

  • *winces*

  • It's like Facebook when it tells me that 'colour' is wrong, but 'color' is correct.

  • Phonetic languages are sooooo much easier.... image

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