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    Snappy is offline Member
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    Any + singular/plural noun

    Which should I use, "any problem" or "any problems" in the following sentence?

    (A friend of mine looks worried.)

    If you have any problem/problems, please let me know.

    I am confused with the use of "any" + a singular/plural noun.

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    Re: Any + singular/plural noun

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappy View Post
    Which should I use, "any problem" or "any problems" in the following sentence?

    (A friend of mine looks worried.)

    If you have any problem/problems, please let me know.

    I am confused with the use of "any" + a singular/plural noun.
    Either is acceptable depending (again and as usual) on context.
    "If you have any problem (e.g. in general or collectively with some issue)....."

    "If you have any problems (e.g. multiple or a variety with anything)..."

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    Re: Any + singular/plural noun

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    Either is acceptable depending (again and as usual) on context.
    "If you have any problem (e.g. in general or collectively with some issue)....."
    "If you have any problems (e.g. multiple or a variety with anything)..."
    Thanks.

    Do you mean "any problem" sounds like "any kind of problem" while "any problems" sounds like "any number of problems"?

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    Re: Any + singular/plural noun

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappy View Post
    Thanks.

    Do you mean "any problem" sounds like "any kind of problem" while "any problems" sounds like "any number of problems"?
    Exactly.

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