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19 November 2021

問題:

問"any longer," "anymore" and "no longer?的區別是什麼?

Question:

What are the differences between "any longer," "anymore" and "no longer?"

非常感謝你給我們來信.這三種表達意思相同,所以在學習者中可能產生誤解。盡管意思相同,但是你們應該知道怎麼用他們。他們必須用在各種陳述句和疑問句中。下面細看他們的用法。

Any longer

"any longer"是副詞,在句中修飾動詞。

意思是曾經是真的或可能的,但現在不是真的或可能的。如"Because of the coronavirus, we can't sit close together in the movies any longer."

註意句中can't是否定詞。你也能在疑問句或否定疑問句中看到。如Here is a question using "any longer." "Don't" is the negative.

Don't you go to that store any longer?

Anymore

寫成一個詞時放在句尾是副詞,意思曾經是真的或不是真的。如

"Chris and Sandy are not dating anymore."

Do we have ice cream anynore?

當寫成兩個詞放在句中是表示數量.如

"Do we have any more ice cream?"

最後no longer放在陳述句或疑問句中

沒有其他否定詞,no就是否定詞。如:

I will no longer eat pizza before going to bed – it gives me bad dreams!

Note that "no longer" can appear in the middle of a sentence.

"no longer"能放在句子中間。

希望我們的回答解決了你們所有的問題。

Answer:

Thank you for writing to us.These three expressions are similar. So, they may cause some misunderstandings among learners. Although the three expressions have the same meaning, you should be careful how you use them. They must be used in different kinds of statements or questions. Let us look at them more closely.

Any longer

"Any longer" is an adverb, that is, it gives us more information about the action in a statement or question. It means that something that was once true or possible is not now true or possible. Here is an example:

Because of the coronavirus, we can't sit close together in the movies any longer.

Note that the sentence has a negative (can't). You will only find this expression in questions or statements with a negative. Here is a question using "any longer." "Don't" is the negative.

Don't you go to that store any longer?

Anymore

"Anymore" is an adverb when written as one word, meaning that something that was once true is not true. For example,

Chris and Sandy are not dating anymore.

When people write "any more" as two words, it describes an amount of something. Here is an example:

Do we have any more ice cream?

If you are unsure, look for the negative and for the location of "any more" – is it at the end? Here is the same question with the adverb "anymore:"

Don't we have ice cream anymore?

This question has a negative, "not" and "anymore" is at the end.

No longer

Finally, the expression "no longer" appears in statements or questions without other negative words. The word "no" is a negative already. Here is one example:

I will no longer eat pizza before going to bed – it gives me bad dreams!

Note that "no longer" can appear in the middle of a sentence.

I hope this answers your question, so you will no longer have problems with these three expressions