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December 24, 2011 5:29 PM Subscribe
Asking for my brother: Correct usage of the word "anymore."
posted by sweetkid to writing & language (28 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
My brother mentioned today that people he knows are constantly misusing the word "anymore." The example he used was "This is the kind of service you get anymore."
When we were discussing it, I admitted that usually you might think of phrasing this as "You don't get good service anymore," but I couldn't think of what exactly was wrong with saying "This is the kind of service you get anymore." (meaning, these days service is bad.)
Looking up the definition, the word means, "1. any longer.2.nowadays; presently."
Doesn't this fit the 2nd definition -- "This is the kind of service you get nowadays"? (meaning bad service)?
We are both native English speakers FWIW.