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I have heard an opinion that it's not idiomatic to use the present simple with ANY LONGER. The opinion was of a native speaker's. For example,


Doesn't Marry paint any longer? WRONG

Isn't Marry painting any longer?


Does it hold water? Maybe it's only in interrogative sentences?

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TicceANY LONGER

'any longer' and 'anymore' are not used in assertions, but they are common in non-assertive clauses, e.g., in negations and interrogatives. 'anymore' may be heard as more natural by some speakers because they hear 'any longer' as too formal.

Mary paints any longer. No.
Mary doesn't paint any longer. OK.
Does Mary paint any longer? OK.
Doesn't Mary paint any longer? OK.

[ Note the spelling: Mary. ]


More examples:

Does anyone enjoy reading any longer?
If he stays any longer, I'm going to ask him for rent.
Nobody cares any longer about Hollywood divorces.

CJ

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They both sound OK to me.

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What different do you feel between?


Doesn't Mary paint any longer?

Isn't Mary painting any longer?

TicceWhat difference do you feel between?

Doesn't Mary paint any longer?

Isn't Mary painting any longer?

I don't feel much difference at all except the exact wording of the present tense. Simple vs continuous doesn't make a very significant difference here.

CJ

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