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    Is 'any' singular or plural

    Which is correct -

    Does any of you eat jam? or Do any of you eat jam?

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    Re: Is 'any' singular or plural

    Quote Originally Posted by Anne-Marie Ashley View Post
    Which is correct -

    Does any of you eat jam?

    Do any of you eat jam?
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    Re: Is 'any' singular or plural

    Quote Originally Posted by Anne-Marie Ashley View Post
    Is 'any' singular or plural?
    Regarding your question in the title, 'any' is neither singular or plural. It is simply an agreement marker used in Standard English for questions and negative responses.


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    Re: Is 'any' singular or plural

    Quote Originally Posted by albeit View Post
    Regarding your question in the title, 'any' is neither singular or plural. It is simply an agreement marker used in Standard English for questions and negative responses.
    But, of course, we can use "any" in affirmative statements as well.


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    Re: Is 'any' singular or plural

    Quote Originally Posted by Anne-Marie Ashley View Post
    Which is correct -

    Does any of you eat jam? or Do any of you eat jam?
    The one with "do" is correct. Do any of you eat jam?

    Here's where it's possible to use "does". Does anyone here eat jam?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne-Marie Ashley View Post
    Which is correct -

    Does any of you eat jam? or Do any of you eat jam?

    If “you” is plural “Do any(some) of you eat jam.” is correct.
    Another example:
    Any of these books is suitable ( any one).
    But are any (some) of them available?


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    Re: Is 'any' singular or plural

    Quote Originally Posted by sarat_106 View Post
    If “you” is plural “Do any(some) of you eat jam.” is correct.
    Another example:
    Any of these books is suitable ( any one).
    But are any (some) of them available?
    I'd go with the plural verb here regardless of what the dictionary example is. It just seems so much more natural because it's preceded by a plural noun. I doubt that a speaker would intend to mean that just one of them is suitable and that the rest aren't.

    Any of these books are suitable. - any of them at all - more than one


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    Re: Is 'any' singular or plural

    so..

    "Do you have any books ?"
    "Do you have any book ? "

    Are two sentences both correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelvin123 View Post
    so..

    "Do you have any books ?"
    "Do you have any book ? "

    Are two sentences both correct?
    As suggested by PROESL which I also agree any is always more than one. So any go with pluaral verb should be preceded a plural noun as books, toys, computers etc of course, which are countable. You can say:
    Do you have any milk in the fridge?
    Last edited by sarat_106; 15-Sep-2009 at 11:22.


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    Meaning

    Please help me with these two sentences. When do we use them



    1. How did you get the access to my mail?

    2. How did you got the access to my mail?

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