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    Default Did you read any books last month?

    I learned "any" indicates "unlimited", while some does "limited". In this example, does "any" mean "a few" or "any unlimited number of"? The translation goes the former, which made me doubt it.

    gr83)Did you read any books last month?

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    Default Re: Did you read any books last month?

    Think about it, keannu. Are we more likely to ask if somebody read a few books or if they read an unspecified number of books?

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    Default Re: Did you read any books last month?

    Then, what is the difference between 1 and 2?

    1.Did you read any books last month?
    2.Did you read some books last month?

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    Default Re: Did you read any books last month?

    Possibly a greater expectancy that the answer will be positive and plural in 2.
    Last edited by Tdol; 28-Nov-2012 at 11:02.

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