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any problem these children have

a. We have to find the root cause of any problem these children have. b. We have to find the root cause of any frustration these children feel. Could these sentences be used if the speaker is not sure ...
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does everything I tell him to

a. My brother does anything I tell him to. b. My brother does everything I tell him to. Is there any real difference between the meanings of these sentences: If yes, what? I think the first one is ...
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Is this sentence an acceptable idiom? "Is there any park near here?"

I know that we can use "any" with singular nouns, but there needs to be a proper context as well, such as "Any park needs a playground for kids, I believe". But what about the ...
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Singular nouns after 'any'

There have been similar questions on this site before, such as this one but none of them seems to be able to give a definite answer on this one. According to both Oxford Learner's Dictionary and ...
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"I don't believe anything that he says is true"

a. I do not believe that anything he says is true. Isn't that sentence ambiguous? First meaning: I believe that nothing he says is true. Second meaning: I do not believe that just anything he says is ...
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"Are there...?" with and without the word "any"

I am wondering about the usage of the word "any" with the construction "Are there...?". Does it makes any difference if I ask Are there any books on the shelf? or Are there ...
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anyone here works hard

a. Anyone here works hard to make a living. b. Anyone here uses his brains to make a living. c. Anyone here makes a living by using their intelligence. Are the above sentences grammatically correct ...
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'no' vs. 'not any'

Is there any difference between the following 2 sentences, please? I have not received any feedback from any party I have received no feedback from any party Thank you
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a ban on going to these places

a. You say there is a ban on going to some of the countries on this list. I think there's a ban on going to any of the countries on this list. b. You say there is a ban on going to some of the ...
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"in the last 12 months hotel revenue is up by 6% over any previous year" over ANY previous year?

I found this sentence in a news site, but I don't understand the meaning of the last part. Since 2019, Clarksville-Montgomery County has added over 6,000 new jobs and, even with the decline in travel ...
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Can you use "any" with other tenses?

I have looked through many websites and know that when "any" is used as a determiner, it can be used with countable or uncountable nouns. I also read in my textbook that when "any" ...
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Any with singular count noun

I've been having problems with the use of any, I've read that you can use it for negative and questions with non-counts and plural count nouns, but there is an exception that you can use any with ...
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Usage of “any person” and “each person.” [closed]

There are three people, and each person has three pencils. Then, could I say “any person has nine pencils”?
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None (pronoun) : "not any" vs. "no part, nothing"

The entry of none distinguishes PRONOUN not any, as of something indicated: None of the pie is left. That is none of your business. no part; nothing: I'll have none of your backtalk! https://www....
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Plural or singular? After the word "any" [duplicate]

I often get confused which one to use after any. Or are both correct? Do you have any room available on March 22nd? Do you have any rooms available on March 22nd?
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anyone who has not done their homework

a. Anyone who has not done their homework can't watch television tonight. b. Anyone who has not done their homework will not be allowed to watch television tonight. c. Anyone who has not done their ...
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Which one sounds the best?

1 Do you have any cough syrup? 2 Do you have any cough syrups? 3 Do you have cough syrup? 4 Do you have cough syrups?
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Why do we use "any X or Y" and "any X and Y" and are there any exception?

When we say things like: "They are brainwashed, they won't accept any fact or data that goes against their beliefs." Why can't we say "any X and Y" instead of "any X or Y", it seems that both ...
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