Example: I do not have any sisters. (any + countable noun(plural))
also: I do not have a sister.
I do not have any money. (any + uncountable noun(singular))
However, in sentences such as the ones below, do I still need to make the nouns plural?
Example 1: I cannot find any girl who is as beautiful as you.
(Should I say instead, "I cannot find any girls who are as beautiful as you"?)
Ask yourself, in what situation would a person say each of these sentences?
Let me change the sentences slightly: " You are so wonderful. I could never find any girl nearly as beautiful as you."
"I need twelve girls for the picture calendar, one for each month. The trouble is, I can't find any girls as beautiful as you."
Example 2: There is not any house in this area.
(Should I say instead, "There are not any houses in this area"?)
"There's not any house in this area with a name anything like 'Twin Oaks'."
"As it is an industrial estate, it is not surprising that there are not any houses in this area."
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