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    Question "Any" followed by plural nouns

    I always thought that "any" was followed by a singular "Without any known countermeasure" but a native English speaker disagrees with me. Would "without any known countermeasures" be grammatically correct as well?

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    Smile Re: "Any" followed by plural nouns

    Quote Originally Posted by carol_0222
    I always thought that "any" was followed by a singular "Without any known countermeasure" but a native English speaker disagrees with me. Would "without any known countermeasures" be grammatically correct as well?
    Hello carol,
    Both sentences sound fine to me. We can wait on some of our other expert grammarians for their opinions.

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    Re: "Any" followed by plural nouns

    'Any' can be followed by a singular or a plural.

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    Re: "Any" followed by plural nouns

    Quote Originally Posted by SweetMommaSue
    Hello carol,
    Both sentences sound fine to me. We can wait on some of our other expert grammarians for their opinions.

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    Sweet Momma Sue
    I guess I was thrown by the fact the sentence started with the negative "without"!

    Thanks for the input.

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    Re: "Any" followed by plural nouns

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    'Any' can be followed by a singular or a plural.
    Thank you for the clarification.

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