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    #11
    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    What's the difference in meaing between these two:

    1. Are there any people here?
    2. Is anyone here?
    How would I use these questions? Can you give me an example? Thanks.
    A. Is there anyone here? ('anyone' refers to people/any one person)
    B. Are there any people here? (as opposed to, say, animals)

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    #12
    What's the difference in meaing between these ones? Can you give me an exmple how to use them?

    1. There are no lives lost.
    2. There is no life lost.

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    #13
    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    What's the difference in meaing between these ones? Can you give me an exmple how to use them?

    1. There are no lives lost.
    2. There is no life lost.
    1. makes reference to individuals, each life times X people = lives, and 2. makes reference to one life or life in general.

    All the best, :D


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    #14
    1. There are no lives lost.
    2. There is no life lost.
    So it doesn't matter which one I use?

    What about this? Does it matter which one I use to ask a question?
    3. Are there any lives lost?
    4. Is there any life lost?
    What do these mean?


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    #15
    What do these mean?

    1. The seatle police is asking for your help.
    2. The seatle polices are asking for your help.


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    #16
    There is only one police (department) at Seattle, so the first one is correct. One might imagine some context to make 2) work, but as a rule it is wrong.

    FRC

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    #17
    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    There is only one police (department) at Seattle, so the first one is correct. One might imagine some context to make 2) work, but as a rule it is wrong.

    FRC
    Try,

    in Seattle :wink:

    All the best, :D


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    #18
    TY

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    #19
    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    TY
    Try,

    Thank you :wink:


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    Try,

    You're welcome

    FRC

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