Any Authoring Errors in the English Language

Any, Errors in the English Language

As document authors, the particle any can often give us a hard time. Whether it is for writing reports, original documents or translating into another language. Let’s have a look at the most common any errors in English.

Anytime Vs Any time
The word anytime is often compressed into a single word by analogy with ‘anything’ and similar words.
Writing tip: Think of anytime as a contraction of at any time. It will become easier to know when to use one or the other.
Anyway Vs. Any way
Anyway is an adverb meaning regardless. Any way is just the word way modified by the word any, meaning any manner.
Writing tip: try to replace it with ‘in any case’. If it fits, use anyway. If not, use the two words.
Anymore Vs. any more
Anymore should be used when you mean ‘…does no longer’. Eg: I don’t live here anymore.
Any more should be used when the words ‘any’ and ‘more’ can be used separately in a sentence. Eg. I can’t eat any more cheesecake.

The STAR Team

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