2021-05-03 Ref.: www.gotoknow.org#690371
ศัพท์ น่าสับสน ชุด – A – anymore
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ออกเสียง anymore = ‘en-ee-MAWR’ or ‘en-ee-MOHR’
USspelling usually = “anymore”
Abused, Confused, & Misused Words by Mary Embree
Anymore = any longer; presently:
I don’t make candy anymore.
Not to be confused with:
any more = any amount:
We don’t have any more candy.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary
USAGE NOTE FOR ANYMORE
The adverb anymore meaning “any longer” or “nowadays”
is most commonly spelledas one word.
Itis used in negative constructions and in some typesof questions:
Sally doesn't work here anymore.
Do you play tennis anymore?
In some dialects, chiefly South Midland in origin,
it is found in positive statements meaning “nowadays”:
Baker's bread is all we eat anymore.
Anymore we always take the bus.
Its use at the beginning of a sentence
is almost exclusive to speech or to representations of speech.
Anymore vs. Any More: Usage Guide
Although both anymore and any more are found in written use,
in current writing anymore is the more common styling.
Anymore is regularly used in negative
No one can be natural anymore. — May Sarton , interrogative
Do you read much anymore?,
and conditional If you do that anymore, I'll leave.
contexts and in certain positive constructions.
The Washingtonian is too sophisticated to believe anymore in solutions.
— Russell Baker
In many regions of the U.S. the use of anymore in sense 2
is quite common in positive constructions,
especially in speech. … everybody's cool anymore. — Bill White
Every time we leave the house anymore,
I play a game called "Stump the Housebreaker." — Erma Bombeck
The positive use appears to have been of Midland origin,
but it is now reported to be widespread in all speech areas of the U.S. except New England.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language,
Our Living Language
In standard American English,
the word anymore is often found in negative sentences:
They don't live here anymore.
But anymore is widely used in regional American English
in positive sentences with the meaning "nowadays":
"We use a gas stove anymore"
(Oklahoma informant in the Dictionary of American Regional English).
This usage is especially associated with
the South Midland and Midwestern states,
as well as the Western states that received settlers from those areas.
The earliest recorded examples are from Northern Ireland,
where the positive use of anymore still occurs.
Common Errors In English Usage Dictionary
In the first place,
the traditional (though now uncommon) spelling is as two words:
“any more” as in “We do not sell bananas any more.”
In the second place,
it should not be used at the beginning of a sentence
as a synonym for “nowadays.”
In certain dialectsof English
it is common to utter phrases like
“anymore you have to grow your own if you want really ripe tomatoes,”
but this is guaranteed to jolt listeners who aren’t used to it.
Even if they can’t quite figure out what’s wrong,
they’ll feelthat your speech is vaguely clunky and awkward.
“Any more” always needsto be used as
pat of an expression of negation except in questions
like “Do you have any more bananas?”
Now you won’t make that mistake any more, will you?
Dictionary of Problem Words in English
This term, preferably spelled as one word rather than two,
means “now” “at present,” “from now on.”
It is a standard word,
butwhen it is placed at the beginning or end of a sentence,
it often meaninglessor ineffective:
“anymore they are coming to see us.”
“They are picking apples anymore.”
Yetwhen used with a negative, anymore is standard.
“Susie doesn’t stay there anymore.”
use anymore only when it is accompanied by a negative
such as not, doesn’t,