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    Which one is correct?

    Which sentece is correct? please expain.
    Fred is very busy : he doesn't have any time.
    (We normally use any in negative sentences.)

    Fred is very busy : he doesn't have some time.
    (To my surprise it is given as the correct one)

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by moniza View Post
    Which sentece is correct? please expain.
    Fred is very busy : he doesn't have any time.
    (We normally use any in negative sentences.)

    Fred is very busy : he doesn't have some time.
    (To my surprise it is given as the correct one)

    Thank you in advance.
    You are right. The first one is correct, not the second.

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    Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by moniza View Post
    Which sentece is correct? please expain.
    Fred is very busy : he doesn't have any time.
    (We normally use any in negative sentences.)

    Fred is very busy : he doesn't have some time.
    (To my surprise it is given as the correct one)

    Thank you in advance.
    Fred is very busy; he doesn't have any time. ("any" can be omitted)
    You need a semicolon after "busy", not a colon. And the semicolon comes immediately after "busy".

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    Re: Which one is correct?

    'Any' is correct, but it is not only used in negative sentences; it can be, and is, used in interrogative sentences as: 'Is there any tea left?'

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    Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    'Any' is correct, but it is not only used in negative sentences; it can be, and is, used in interrogative sentences as: 'Is there any tea left?'

    Karlvh, 2006 and bhaisahab!

    Thank you very much.

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