I don't want anything to do with them anymore/ I don't want to have anything to do with them anymore?

Hi, @Arinker, @NearlyNapping, @Torsten, @Anglophile, @Alan

Situation: you’ve had a bad experience with some people and you’re really fed up with them. You no longer wish to see or hear them. What do you say?
These are my thoughts:

  • I don’t want anything to do with them anymore (Past Simple: I didn’t want anything to do with them anymore)
  • I don’t want to have anything to do with them anymore (Past Simple: I didn’t want to have anything to do with them anymore).

Is it also possible to say: ‘I don’t want to have anything more to do with them’, and, I want nothing more to do with them again. (this one seems rather odd to me). However, What would you say?

Thanks in advance.

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I would probably say “I don’t want anything to do with these people anymore” or “I don’t want to have anything to do with these people ever again”.

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Present simple is better.
I think you could also say: I’m going to unfriend these people.

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“To have” doesn’t add anything and makes the sentence more cumbersome.

You could also say:

“I want nothing to do with them any more.”
( I prefer “any more” as two words. )

or

“I’ll have nothing more to do with them.”

I don’t like the use of ‘again’ with ‘nothing’. I’m not sure why though. It just sounds odd to me.

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Thank you all for your replies.

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