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    Any more.../ any longer

    1)  In order to express time and duration (when they're in the past):

    * Not any longer or No longer are used to refer to past actions or finished states, belonging to the past.

      Not any longer  and No longer both express a duration, or a time.

    - He keeps disobeying his parents and they can't stand it any longer. 


    * No longer is more formal. It is placed between the subject and the main verb, after the modal auxiliary, the first auxiliary, or after « be », when it's the main verb.

    - She no longer wears black, but grey and white, now.

    - He's no longer in charge, I am! (Here, "I" is stressed.)


      When it is placed at the beginning of the sentence, no longer is followed by the subject-verb inversion. Then, it becomes even more formal and mainly used in written reports.

      -    No longer does she dream of becoming famous, she's happy since she has now found true love... 





    2)  In order to express a quantity:

    ·        Not any more  (and No more), are determiners, and are placed before a noun.

    -         I won't answer any more questions. I'm done. (= I've had enough!)

    ·        Not any more is also an adverb; it then modifies a verb.

    -         If I were you, I wouldn't work anymore... It's late and you can't finish this work tonight.


     Here too, no more would be more formal:

    -    Work no more ... You've already done enough!


    3) Any more ....or Anymore ?

    In British English , the adverb any more is generally written in two words, but it's often written in a single one in  American English.

     When « any more » is a determiner, it cannot be written in a single word.

    - Sorry, I don't want to buy any more books. I have enough!




    There you are!  If careful, you will have excellent results in the following test.  Good luck, and thanks for your attention!  


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    2. 'Would you like tea?' 'No thanks, I’ve had enough.'

    3. There are not spectators today than at the preceding show.

    4. Paul and Sally broke up last week. They’re going out together.

    5. Do you think you can find newspapers about the subject?

    6. I’m sorry, but I can’t stay here with you . I have to go now…

    7. Since he broke his hip, he hasn’t cycled .

    8. I don’t want you to have contacts with them.

    9. She has long hair! She had it cut last week.

    10. Is there milk in the fridge, or should I buy two more pints?


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