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Does these sentences make sense? What's the difference between these sentences?

I will not pray to Sananda again.
I will not pray to Sananda anymore.

I will not eat too much ice cream anymore.
I will not eat too much ice cream again.

I will not watch scary movies anymore.
I will not watch scary movies again.

I will not use hypnosis again.
I will not use hypnosis anymore.

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Again means "one more time", while anymore means "from now on". That's the main difference.

I won't do it anymore

to me implies that you'd been doing it a lot when you promised you wouldn't do it anymore, while

I won't do it again

implies you'd done it once before.

However, the difference can be blurred, and people don't firmly adhere to the descriptions above when using the words anymore and again.

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  • Anymore (one word) may be seen as an error in British English, where "any more" is preferred. Sep 23, 2018 at 18:44
  • @MichaelHarvey I don't believe that to be the case any longer. Any more is definitely the version restricted to British English, while anymore isn't quite as restricted. Take a look at the following results in GloWbE: anymore, any more. Note that any more is also used in AmE (as well as BrE) with a separate meaning from anymore (I can't account for errors, though, which I would assume are common as they happen to be when such negligible differences are in question).
    – user3395
    Sep 23, 2018 at 19:46
  • oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/… labels any more as BrE, with the alternative spelling of anymore occurring in both BrE and AmE.
    – user3395
    Sep 23, 2018 at 19:50
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    Well, I'd mark it as an error. Sep 23, 2018 at 19:51

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