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    Thanks.
    Wow! You sure do type fast


    Number doesn't make a difference, so there's no need to pursue why 'any' occurs with coun/non-count nouns.
    So these mean the same?
    1. I don't see any reason why not. (Is 'one' omitted between 'any' and 'reason'? If so, then 'reason' is countable right? How do I know if it is omitted or not so I can tell if it is a countable noun or an uncountable noun?)
    2. I don't see any reasons why not.

    What's the point of using 'reason' vs 'reasons' then?

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    [QUOTE=jack
    What's the point of using 'reason' vs 'reasons' then?[/QUOTE]
    I don't know, sorry. 'don't see any reasons' sounds odd to me.

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    Thanks.

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    http://hardware.teamxbox.com/article...em-Preview/p1/

    What do these mean? What's the point of using 'speaker' vs 'speakers'?
    1. This technology allows the Xbox 5.1 speakers to sound more realistic and deeper than any other speaker yet developed.
    2. This technology allows the Xbox 5.1 speakers to sound more realistic and deeper than any other speakers yet developed.

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    1. 'any' is used with negatives: I don't have any shoes, water, sheep, or children.
    What do you mean by 'any' is used with negatives? Do you mean the word after 'any' has to be plural?

    What do these mean?
    1. I don't have any reason.
    2. I dont have any reasons.

    3. I don't have any nail on my finger. ('nail' is uncountable here? Is 'one' omitted between 'any' and 'nail'? What if #3 sentence is like that where 'one' is not omitted? What does it mean without 'one' and with 'one'?)
    4. I don't have any one nail on my finger. (Nail is countable here?)
    5. I don't have any nails on my finger.
    Last edited by jack; 15-Dec-2004 at 10:22.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    What do you mean by 'any' is used with negatives? Do you mean the word after 'any' has to be plural?
    I do not have any. . . .

    1. is correct. Consider, I don't have any one reason out of a million reasons, to give you.

    3. is incorrect if one nail out of 10 nails is not implied.

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    1. is correct. Consider, I don't have any one reason out of a million reasons, to give you.
    Are these correct? If not, why? Do they have the same meaning?
    1. I don't have any one reason out of a million reasons, to give you.
    2. I don't have any one reason to give you out of a million reasons.

    3. I don't have any one reason to give you, out of a million reasons. (Do I need a comma here?)

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    Are these correct? If not, why? Do they have the same meaning?
    1. I don't have any one reason out of a million reasons, to give you.
    2. I don't have any one reason to give you out of a million reasons.

    3. I don't have any one reason to give you, out of a million reasons. (Do I need a comma here?)

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    My comma placement was an error. Sorry.

    2. is correct, and the comma is 3. is OK but unnecessary. Note,

    Out of a million reasons, I don't have one to give you.

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    Are these correct? What do they mean?

    1. Any people in Michigan post here.
    2. Anyone in Michigan post here.

    3. Please list any people you know personally who might directly give the book added publicity.
    4. Please list anyone you know personally who might directly give the book added publicity.

    Is this correct?
    5. Any people in Michigan (can) post here. (Is 'can' omitted here?)

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