They no longer live in Fishguard vs. They don't live in Fishguard any more


They no longer live in Fishguard.

Can I say “They don’t live in Fishguard any more”?

Thanks in advance. Bye

You can. But I think ‘longer’ is preferable to mean lengthening of distance/time and ‘more’ to mean furthering of distance/time.
Do you like to stay in London any more following the mishap?
Yes, of course, but no longer in that apartment.

Hi Francis,

Your alternative is fine and means the same as the original.

Hi Bev and Anglophile, thanks a lot. :slight_smile:

Welcome, Francis.

Nicely put.

Maybe, but in the original questions is it still too fine a distinction to mean that he cannot use one in place of the other.

Thank you very much, GE, for your enviable remark.

Why is it an ‘enviable remark’? Are you sure you’re using the vocabulary which carries the intended meaning?