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The fingers are any of the digits of the hand, ....

I saw the sentence from here.

In my view, the sentence should be written as:

The fingers are the digits of the hand,...

It's because any suggest singular, but the fingers are plural.

Any thought?

  • Any of the digits are fingers. “Any” in the sense of “each one.” Each digit is a finger. – user070221 Aug 4 '18 at 5:00
  • @user070221, I am still confusing. "Any of the digits are fingers." and "The fingers are any of the digits of the hand" might be grammatical, but it doesn't seem logical. – dan Aug 5 '18 at 6:14

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