Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

No more, not any more

from English Grammar Today

No more and not any more are determiners and adverbs.

No more, not any more as determiners

We use no more and not any more as determiners to talk about an absence of something that was once there. No more is more formal than not any more:

I will ask no more questions. (formal)

I won’t ask any more questions. (informal)

There’s no more cake. They’ve eaten it all. (or There isn’t any more cake.)

No more, not any more as adverbs

We use no more and not any more as adverbs to talk about something stopping or ending. No more is more formal than not any more:

The army has arrived. We should fear no more. (formal)

I wouldn’t worry any more if I was you. Everything will be okay. (informal)

No more … than, Not any more … than

We use no morethan or not any morethan to talk about comparative quantities and degrees. No more than is more formal than not any more than:

It does not tell you much. There is no more detail than in the instructions. (formal)

Flying there isn’t any more expensive than getting the train. (informal)

Writing: any more or anymore?

In British English we usually write the adverb any more as two words though we sometimes see it as one word, especially in American English. We never write it as one word as a determiner:

I’m not cold any more. (or I’m not cold anymore.)

I can’t print any more copies. The printer isn’t working.

Not: I can’t print anymore copies.

(“No more, not any more” from English Grammar Today © Cambridge University Press. Need grammar practice? Try English Grammar Today with Workbook.)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

from the word go

from the start of something

Word of the Day

Countability – grammar codes

by Dom Glennon​​,
November 26, 2014
Advices and informations Have you ever noticed strange codes in square brackets on entries in Cambridge Dictionaries Online and wondered what they mean? These are grammar codes, giving you a brief summary of how that word behaves grammatically. More information can be obtained by hovering your cursor over the code, and there’s

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More