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This is my first grammar-related post in this forum. It's my honour to be associated with professional native English teachers.

My question is based on the nuanced difference between Simple Present Tense vs Future Simple Tense. Look at the sentence below. To me, the word "will" is required here unless the writer replace "anymore" with "again" here. What do you think?

  • I never go anywhere with Eric again.

Thank you,

English lover

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  • Your wording is a little bit confusing. Which ones do you consider correct: I never go anywhere with Eric again; I will never go anywhere with Eric again; I never go anywhere with Eric anymore or I will never go anywhere with Eric anymore? – Yay Jan 26 '16 at 14:55
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    Related question, Simple Present for Future Actions and Present tense for future events. Do you mean replace "again" with "anymore"? – user140086 Jan 26 '16 at 14:56
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  • I meant the sentence "I never go anywhere with Eric again." is wrong without "will". It should be, in my opinion, either "I will never go anywhere with Eric again." or "I never go anywhere with Eric anymore." – English lover Jan 26 '16 at 15:33
  • Please see my answer below, confirming your understanding. – Mark Hubbard Jan 26 '16 at 16:05
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You are correct. To make your example sentence grammatical and idiomatic, you would need to say either,

"I will never go anywhere with Eric again."

or,

"I never go anywhere with Eric anymore."

  • I previously have liked your comment. It was useful. Thank you. – English lover Jan 26 '16 at 18:48

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