Writing for Business

Oct 16 2009   6:05PM GMT

Any more or anymore?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

typing Which is correct?
So many products include tracking capabilities that soon it won’t be possible to get lost ________.
a. any more
b. anymore

Answer: a. and/or b., depending on where you are

Explanation: Anymore is considered correct in the US. In Canada or the UK, it’s traditionally not been considered proper use, although that’s changing.

In the US, anymore means any longer and any more refers to quantity.

As Margaret Rouse pointed out, anymore can be useful to make a distinction in meaning.

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