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    jerrychoi Guest

    Default plural or singular

    which is correct?

    Any of my friend or
    any of my friends?

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    bj1908 Guest

    Default Re: plural or singular

    any is always followed by a singular
    similarly every is also followed by a singular
    every is the short for each and every

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    mykwyner is offline Key Member
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    Default Re: plural or singular

    Any means a single one of a plural quantity. As the subject of a sentence it takes a singular verb. "Any of my friends is willing to help me." In that sentence you are speaking of a particular group (your freinds). "Any friend who lends you money is a good friend." In this sentence there is no particular group of friends, therefore no prepositional phrase (of my...).

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