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whats the difference between "no longer" and "anymore" ?

I no longer like you, is the same than I don't like you anymore ?
Yes, it is. These two sentences have exactly the same meaning.

'No longer' is rather more formal than 'any more', and can sometimes sound unnatural in everyday speech. In most
spoken contexts, we tend to use a negative verb followed by 'any more'. 'No longer' is used more in written and
formal contexts.

In the basic usage, the structure would be different..

- I no longer go to school

- I do not go to school anymore

Both are correct and mean the same thing: I used to go to school but now I do not
It's a little more complicated than that.
"No longer" or "any longer" refer strictly to time, and are the correct way to express that something is ending:
He no longer wanted to dance.
She couldn't wait any longer.
Using "no more" to mean the same thing is archaic/poetic -- "He spoke no more." -- rather like Poe's "nevermore"
in "The Raven." Usually it's intended to refer to quantity:
There was no more flour in the barrel.
That's no more than fair.
"Any more" is supposed to refer to quantity -- "Is there any more salad?"

But "anymore" [the adverb] refers to time (If something does not happen or is not true anymore, it has
stopped happening or is no longer true)-- "He doesn't come to visit anymore."

Lovely language, isn't it?

Do these sentences sound the same?

I no longer need your help.

X I need your help no more. No more do I need your help.
I don't need your help any more

no longer used, no longer in use

He is no longer a problem= He isn't a problem anymore= He isn't a problem any


de English Grammar Today

We use no longer or not any longer to talk about the end of an action or state. No longer is more
One day I could stand it no longer.

I couldnt stand it any longer. I walked out and didnt go back.

No longer often comes in the normal mid position for adverbs (between the subject and main
verb, or after the modal verb or first auxiliary verb, or after be as a main verb), especially in
more formal styles:

She no longer wears the dull colours of her former life and now dresses in
bright, fashionable clothes.

In very formal styles, we can use no longer in front position, with the subject and verb inverted:

No longer does he dream of becoming famous. He knows his life will be very

No longer or not any longer are the opposite of still.


She no longer works here.

She isnt working here now.
She doesnt work here any longer.

She still works here. She is working here now.

We use Not any longer as a response on its own. However, we dont use No longer as a
response on its own:


Are you still living in London?

Not any longer.

Not: No longer. or No, not still.

Diferencias entre anymore, any longer y no longer
Diferencias entre anymore, any longer y no longer

Anymore: Significa "ya no". Por ejemplo: I don't live here anymore. Ya no vivo aqu.

"Anymore" (junto) es ingls americano y "Any more" separado es ingls britnico.

Any longer: Significa lo mismo, "ya no". Mira aqu las diferencias entre "anymore" y "any
longer" o "no longer".

"Any longer" se utiliza cuando la frase que le antecede est en negativo.

Por ejemplo: She isn't (negativo) here any longer. Ella ya no est aqu.

"No longer" se utiliza cuando la frase que le antecede est en afirmativo.

Por ejemplo: She is (afirmativo) no longer here. Ella no est aqu.

Esto es as porque en ingls no puede haber dos negativos juntos. Es decir, no es posible
poner (-) + (-) porque (al igual que ocurre en las matemticas) el resultado sera igual a +. Por
tanto, siempre tiene que haber "(+) + (-)" o "(-) + (+)".Entendido?

No longer vs. Anymore

en Gramtica Septiembre 30, 2013 0

Esta vez, vamos a explicar las diferencias entre No longer y Anymore (o Any More si es ingls
britnico). En ambos casos en espaol significa ya no.

No longer: Es un adverbio que se usa en mitad de la oracin, entre el sujeto y el verbo.

Lo usamos en oraciones afirmativas.
Anymore (ingls americano) o Any more (ingls britnico): Es un adverbio que se usa al
final de la oracin. Lo usamos en oraciones negativas.
Varios ejemplos:

People dont walk anymore. They use their cars.

People no longer walk. They use their cars.

Girls dont wear jeans anymore. They prefer dresses.

Girls no longer wear jeans. They prefer dresses.

Old people dont use computers anymore.

Old people no longer use computers.