ENGLISHPairs of Words

NO LONGER, ANY LONGER & ANY MORE (EXPLAINED IN BOTH HINDI & ENGLISH)

No longer, any longer, Any more (EXPLAIND IN HINDI)

1. No longer और not any longer का प्रयोग किसी कार्य अथवा अवस्था (state) के समाप्त होने के बारे में बात करने के लिए किया जाता है; जैसे

a) He no longer comes.
b) I noticed that he wasn’t sitting by the door any longer.

2. Any longer और any more दोनों पूर्णतया पर्यायवाची (synonyms) होते हैं ; जैसे

Why don’t you go to the cinema any longer?
= Why don’t you go to the cinema any more?

3. No longer और not any longer शब्द still के विलोम होते हैं; जैसे

COMPARE:
a) She no longer works here. (= She isn’t working here now.)
b) She doesn’t work here any longer. (= She isn’t working here now.)
c) She still works here. (= She is working here now.)

Position in a sentence

 A) NO LONGER

Verb में जब एक ही word होता है तो no longer को subject और verb के बीच में रखा जाता है; जब verb की कोई helping verb भी होती है या एक से अधिक helping verb होती हैं तो इसे पहले वाली helping verb के बाद में रखा जाता है, और यदि main verb BE (is/am/are/was/were, आदि ) होती है तो इसको BE के बाद में रखा जाता है; जैसे

a) Rohit no longer smokes. [no helping verb]
b) She could no longer afford to keep him at school. [COULD is the helping/modal verb.]
c) They’re no longer going out together. [BE (are) is helping verb.]
d) Food shortages are no longer a problem. [Main verb is BE (are)]
e) At that moment, I realised that I no longer loved him.
f) Sandhya, Mayank and Ritu are no longer friends. They had an argument.
g) It was no longer safe to stay in the country. We had to leave immediately.

NOTE: No longer को किसी वाक्य के आरम्भ में भी रखा जा सकता है, लेकिन फिर हमें subject और verb को invert करना पड़ता है; अर्थात helping verb को subject के पहले रखना पड़ता है; जैसे

No longer does he dream of becoming famous. He knows his life will be very ordinary.

B) ANY LONGER/ANY MORE

नकारात्मक (negative) वाक्यों में any longer अथवा any more का प्रयोग किया जाता है. इनको किसी वाक्य के अंत में रखा जाता है; जैसे

a) We don’t live in England any longer.
b) It wasn’t safe to stay in the country any more.

No longer, any longer, Any more (EXPLAIND IN ENGLISH)

1. We use no longer or not any longer to talk about the end of an action or state; e.g.

a) He no longer comes.
b) I noticed that he wasn’t sitting by the door any longer.

2. Any longer and any more are total synonyms; e.g.

Why don’t you go to the cinema any longer?
= Why don’t you go to the cinema any more?

3. No longer or not any longer are the opposite of still; e.g.

COMPARE:
a) She no longer works here. (= She isn’t working here now.)
b) She doesn’t work here any longer. (= She isn’t working here now.)
c) She still works here. (= She is working here now.)

Position in a sentence

 A) NO LONGER

No longer is normally put between the subject and the verb if the verb consists of only one word; if there is a helping verb or more than one helping verbs, it is put after the first helping verb. If the main verb is BE (is/am/are/was/were, etc.) it is put after BE.; e.g.

a) Rohit no longer smokes. [no helping verb]
b) She could no longer afford to keep him at school. [COULD is the helping/modal verb.]
c) They’re no longer going out together. [BE (are) is helping verb.]
d) Food shortages are no longer a problem. [Main verb is BE (are)]
e) At that moment, I realised that I no longer loved him.
f) Sandhya, Mayank and Ritu are no longer friends. They had an argument.
g) It was no longer safe to stay in the country. We had to leave immediately.

NOTE: we can also use no longer in front position, but in this case we invert the subject and verb, means helping verb comes before the subject; e.g.

No longer does he dream of becoming famous. He knows his life will be very ordinary.

B) ANY LONGER/ANY MORE

In a negative sentence, we use any longer or any more. It goes at the end of the sentence; e.g.

a) We don’t live in England any longer.
b) It wasn’t safe to stay in the country any more.

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