"She doesn't work no more."
Or should it be "any more"?
Under what circumstances would it be correct to say "no more" vs. "any more"?
The problem with "She doesn't work no more." is that there is a double negative in the sentence (i.e. 'not' and 'no').
If you want to use 'no more' then compare the usage in the following two sentences, which mean the same thing:
1. "There are no more eggs in the basket."
2. "There aren't any more eggs in the basket"
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You need She doesn't work anymore because the sentence is negative (doesn't). In this context in American English, anymore is a single word.
turtlkkyUnder what circumstances would it be correct to say "no more" vs. "any more"?You need quite a different context for "no more".
John has two shirts. Jack has two shirts. Jack has no more shirts than John does.
The following example is taken from "The Collins English Dictionary", under the entry for "any more":
he does not work here any more
'She doesn't work no more' is incorrect because the expression 'no more', which can be correctly used in the affirmative, is being used with a negative statement.
AnonymousBut can't you say 'Is there no more water in the jug?' Isn't that a question?Yes. That's correct. Also,
Isn't there any more water in the jug?
Hear me, my chiefs! I am tired; my heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever.
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