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    Hi,

    1- There is not enough bread to make a sandwich. (It is OK)
    2- There is not any bread to make a sandwich.

    3- I don't have enough friends to talk to. (It is OK)
    4- I don't have any friends to talk to.

    Are all the sentences are possible? I know the sentences with 'enough' are OK, but I would like to know if it is OK to use 'any' in those sentences or not. Does the meaning of the senetnce change if I use 'any'?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: any bread

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Hi,

    1- There is not enough bread to make a sandwich. (It is OK)
    2- There is not any bread to make a sandwich.

    3- I don't have enough friends to talk to. (It is OK)
    4- I don't have any friends to talk to.

    Are all the sentences are possible? I know the sentences with 'enough' are OK, but I would like to know if it is OK to use 'any' in those sentences or not. Does the meaning of the senetnce change if I use 'any'?

    Thanks.
    Yes, they are all possible. Yes, the meanings change. What do you think the difference might be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Hi,

    1- There is not enough bread to make a sandwich. (It is OK)
    2- There is not any bread to make a sandwich.

    3- I don't have enough friends to talk to. (It is OK)
    4- I don't have any friends to talk to.

    Are all the sentences are possible? I know the sentences with 'enough' are OK, but I would like to know if it is OK to use 'any' in those sentences or not. Does the meaning of the senetnce change if I use 'any'?

    Thanks.
    I agree that all 4 are possible. However, I would say "no bread" for number 2.

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    Default Re: any bread

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I agree that all 4 are possible. However, I would say "no bread" for number 2.
    So would I, but not with "There is not"!
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    So would I, but not with "There is not"!
    But "isn't any" i.e.only with the contraction would work.

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    Default Re: any bread

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    So would I, but not with "There is not"!
    Of course NOT!

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