Should I use singular or plural nouns with if any?
If any contestant does not follow the rules, he/she will be expelled from the competition.
If any contestants do not follow the rules, they will be expelled from the competition.
If they are both correct, Would you prefer a singular noun or a plural one after if any?
I know It's better to say:
- Any contestant not following the rules will be expelled from the competition.
For a non native speaker like me, It is a problem to decide whether I should use plural or singular nouns after if any.
Can anyone who is a teacher or has good knowledge of the language please explain this?
Thanks In advance.