Date: Sun, 2 Apr 1995 17:52:00 CDT From: Tom Murray Subject: Re: ADS-L Digest - 30 Mar 1995 to 31 Mar 1995 Natalie Maynor's comments on her classes's responses to the use of positive *an ymore* are interesting for a number of reasons, not least because so many of th e students (about 50%) deny using it or hearing it. In my work on the construc tion (reported in Frazer's _Heartland English_), I think I mentioned the same t hing: When asked directly, numerous people deny using it . . . even say it sou nds "strange"; then they turn around and use it in a sentence! I continue to b elieve that positive *anymore* is one of those constructions that sneaks into p eople's language without them realizing it, maybe like the *need + [p.p.]* usag e in, for example, "the car needs washed."