Is it "I can't agree more" or "I can't agree
Well, with the sentence I want to say that I completely agree with somebody. I remember that it is the former that just expresses my thoughts, but my friend says that it is the latter, and she's so sure about her choice.
So I want to make sure if I have maken a mistake.
Any reply will be greatly appreciated!
Sorry, the two sentences are "I can't agree more" or "I can't agree any more". I want to know which one is correct.
'I can't agree more' --- You completely agree with what was said.
'I can't agree any more' --- This is not really used much as a stock phrase, but it has the sense that you have changed your mind and no longer agree with what is being said. (The same as 'I can no longer agree with you'.)
(There seems to be some debate about spelling, 'any more' verses 'anymore', but I don't see either as wrong.)
I can't agree more => I completely agree with what was said so I can not agree more than that. (I agree the most).
Do you get it?
It is exactly the answer I wanted.
Hello, George, would you please offer more explanations on the difference between "any more" and "anymore"?
You ought to use "I couldn't agree more" - it sounds much better.
Some people seem to think 'anymore' and 'any more' are just different ways to spell the same thing, and others think there is a difference in meaning. I think I might be in the second camp, but don't have strong feelings on the matter.
The difference being that 'anymore' is taken to have the meaning 'no longer' or 'nowadays' and has a sense associated with time. 'Any more' is taken to mean 'no more' in a sense associated to quantity.
So, 'If I eat any more cake, I won't be able to walk anymore'.
Hope that helps.
Thank you! I think I will go into the second camp for your clear explanation. With your sentence, I have got a feeling that "anymore" is more appropriate to be used as an adverb.
Yeah, you are right, 'anymore' is an adverb. :)