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Any More vs. Any Longer vs. No Longer

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Common mistakes

  1. (NG) Jack lives in Brooklyn no longer.
    1. (OK) Jack doesn’t live in Brooklyn anymore.
  2. (NG) Don’t you anymore like that guy?
    1. (OK) Don’t you like that guy anymore?

Grammar words and phrases in context

Tommy is on a new healthy diet so he quit drinking coffee last week. It’s interesting that he no longer goes for a coffee break in the mornings. This means I won’t see him in the break room at 10:30 anymore. He also said he won’t be joining us for lunch any longer because he has a very strict meal plan from his doctor. I hope that helps him lose weight and feel better, but I’ll miss hanging out with him!

Any More (also written as anymore)

We use any more with a negative sentence or a question. Any more comes at the end of a sentence.

  1. Jack doesn’t live in Brooklyn any more. He moved to Manhattan.
  2. You don’t eat meat anymore? I didn’t know you became a vegetarian.
  3. That restaurant isn’t open on Sundays anymore. That’s a shame.

Any Longer

We also use any longer with a negative sentence or a question. Any longer is a more formal sounding phrase than any more, but the meaning is the same.

  1. Jack doesn’t live in Brooklyn any longer. He moved to Manhattan.
  2. You don’t eat meat any longer? I didn’t know you became a vegetarian.
  3. That restaurant isn’t open on Sundays any longer. That’s a shame.

No Longer

We use no longer with a positive sentence or a question. No longer is also a more formal sounding phrase than any more, but the meaning is the same. No longer comes before the verb or after the “be” verb, like most other adverbs.

  1. Jack no longer lives in Brooklyn. He moved to Manhattan.
  2. You no longer eat meat? I didn’t know you became a vegetarian.
  3. That restaurant is no longer open on Sundays. That’s a shame.

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