While I'm aware of Should nouns after "any" be singular or plural? it does not quite answer my question. I have a simple sentence:
If any of the devices was not switched off, do something.
Is there supposed to be
were? I was thinking about
was since it could be rephrased as:
If any one of the devices was not switched off, do something.
But maybe that does not make any sense at all. Also, this is for a technical documentation where more formal language is preferred, not sure if that makes any difference.