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a. If you haven't done any of the assignments, I can give you extra time to do them.

Can this sentence mean two things?

  1. If you have done none of the assignments, I can give you extra time to do them.

  2. If there are some of the assignments that you haven't done, I can give you extra time to do them.

Many thanks.

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  • No. not any means none.
    – user3169
    Jan 18, 2018 at 6:55

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Any of the assignments would refer to all of the assignments as a whole. Which would imply that the setence is said in the context that,

You have done none of the assignments. (1st option)

ANY is a Determiner. Hence, if a number was specified on the context of the assignments, it would have meant differently, as is in the 2nd option. For example:

You haven't done any Two of the assignments....

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  • To get the second meaning you could use "If there are any assignments that you haven't done"
    – James K
    Jul 25, 2021 at 19:32

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