Wacky Word Wednesday: The use of anymore


  1. Any longer; at the present: Do they make this model anymore?
  2. From now on: We promised not to quarrel anymore.

Regional Note:

In American English the word anymore is often found in negative sentences: They don’t live here anymore. But anymore is also used in regional American English in positive sentences with the meaning “nowadays”: “We use a gas stove anymore”. This usage is centered in the South Midland and Midwestern states, as well as in Western states.

How very wacky!


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