In some English text it is said that we should use a singular verb in the following example:
- Any of the computers needs updating.
However, it is said that in the following examples we should use plural verbs:
- Do any of the computers need updating?
- Not any of the computers need updating.
I wonder why we use the verb (need) with different number in the above examples while in all of them the verbs follow the same phrase "any of the computers"?