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    if any

    Is there a rule to place "if any" in a specific position of a sentence? What about "I got, if any, little help from him"? Is it awkward?

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    1. I got little, if any, help from him.
    2. How much money, if any, do you donate to charity a year?

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    Re: if any

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Is there a rule to place "if any" in a specific position of a sentence? What about "I got, if any, little help from him"? Is it awkward? It's wrong.

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    1. I got little, if any, help from him.
    2. How much money, if any, do you donate to charity a year?
    Bhai.

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    Re: if any

    Could you please make a little bit longer explanation for why it is wrong and what is the proper way to say with "if any"?

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    Re: if any

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Could you please make a little bit longer explanation for why it is wrong and what is the proper way to say with "if any"?
    1. I got little, if any, help from him.
    2. How much money, if any, do you donate to charity a year?
    These are correct.

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    Re: if any

    You will find similar phrases in different positions in sentences.

    Q. Did you get more help from him?
    A. I got, if anything, even less help from him!

    Q. Is it warm out today?
    A. If anything, it's colder than it was yesterday.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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