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    -"There is only one place left."
    -"Can any of us come?"

    A) Is the question correct? Shouldn't one use "any one of us" or "anyone of us"?
    B) Isn't the question ambiguous?
    One meaning: Is there any one of us who can come?
    Another meaning: Does every one of us have the right to come? Would you whoever we choose?

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    Re: any

    It's correct, though 'any one'would be more accurate mathematically, but the person may well be worried that none of their group may be able to go as the one place could be taken by someone from another group.


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