Let's say I am a high school student and I am talking to a group of students from another high school, and I think they are nicer than people at my school. So I want to let them know that. Can I say,
- "You guys are really nice. There are not people like you at my school"
- "You guys are really nice. There are not any people like you at my school"
The reason I am asking this is, I think I am used to seeing or hearing "any" in negative sentences that include "there" (sentences that include "there is not/are not" such as "There is not any hope", "There are not any breads left" etc.). So I wonder if it can be okay not to use "any" in this sentence.