INTERMEDIATE - GRAMMAR


AGAIN / ANYMORE

NEGATIVE SENTENCES
We use them both in negative sentences. They have the same meaning.
Examples:
==>Please don't smoke in the house again.
==>Please don't smoke in the house anymore.

POSITIVE SENTENCES
We only use 'again' in positive sentences. We don't use 'anymore.'
Examples:
==>I hope Mira rings again.
==>I'd love to see that Julia Roberts movie again.

QUESTIONS
We use them both in questions.
==> Does he drink alcohol anymore?

==> Will you ever see him again?

Again - is usually used for a repeated action
Anymore - is usually used for a continuing action or something that has happened for a long time. It often has the meaning of 'still' or 'no more.'

We DON'T use again in a negative simple present sentence.
I don't study French again.
They don't see him again.