Started by Dansinger, November 04, 2021, 11:51:41 AM
Quote from: Jo Bannister on November 04, 2021, 08:13:13 PMWhatever would your proof-reader do with the sentence: "Is there any more tea in that pot?"
Quote from: Jo Bannister on November 04, 2021, 08:13:13 PMTo answer your question, I would reject the change. You have all the authority you need, with your dictionary supporting your instinctive choice. (Can be written is not the same as Should be written, nor anything like.) While anymore may be acceptable in some circumstances in some parts of the English-speaking world, any more is acceptable in all circumstances in all parts of the English-speaking world.
Quote from: Jo Bannister on November 04, 2021, 08:13:13 PMYou can also point out that a single Americanism in the midst of an English text is going to stand out like a sore thumb. Or possibly a sorethumb.
Quote from: Gyppo on November 04, 2021, 09:33:54 PM'Anymore tea in that pot' would leap off the page and assault your brain. Gyppo
Quote from: Jo Bannister on November 06, 2021, 03:03:20 PMThe publisher, far from leaping on her high horse, was most apologetic and undertook to edit the text herself.
Quote from: Jo Bannister on November 06, 2021, 03:03:20 PMAnd there were pages and pages without a mark on them. If you're a competent writer, that's what a copy-edited text should look like.