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    any amount of somethhing

    Any amount of alcohol that you drink will impair your ability to drive.
    Does it mean "As long as you drink alcohol, your driving ability will be impaired" or "A large amount of alcohol will ..."

    I'm waiting for your kind instructions.

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    Re: any amount of somethhing

    Quote Originally Posted by yuhan View Post
    Any amount of alcohol that you drink will impair your ability to drive.
    Does it mean "As long as you drink alcohol, your driving ability will be impaired" or "A large amount of alcohol will ..."

    I'm waiting for your kind instructions.
    It means the first. Any = no matter how much/many.

    A: Will a glass of whiskey affect my driving?
    B: Yes, of course.
    A: How about half a glass?
    B: Yes.
    A: A teaspoon full?
    B: Yes, any amount of alcohol will affect your driving!

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