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Which of the following sentences is correct? And what's the difference?

  1. Have any students in this university come from Australia to study here?

  2. Has any student in this university come from Australia to study here?

I think only the second sentence is correct. Can native speakers please answer this question?

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Both questions are correct. The subject verb agreement rules apply regardless of whether a sentence is a statement or a question.

To me, the first sentence sounds less stilted since normally when you are asking a question like this, you would want to know all of the students in the university that have come from Australia and not just one of them.

The second statement also implies in a way that there is only one student from Australia that is studying at the university.

A similar question—Use “have” or “has” any/anyone/anything in the question?— was asked on EL&U

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