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    #1

    "You can buy anything you want."

    1) "You can buy anything you want."

    2) "You can buy everything you want."

    Each implied meaning is different? Anything means one? Thank you so much as usual and have a good day.

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    #2

    Re: "You can buy anything you want."

    Let's say we go into a store where everything costs $99 or less.

    I give you $100. You can buy anything you want.

    But you can't buy everything you want.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: "You can buy anything you want."

    Thank you so much and let's say we go into a restaurant and a waitress says, "You can take any seat." But it is also okay to say, "You can take any of them or any of the seats." and if so, when the expression can be possible? Or they mean the same? Thank you for your time and help as usual.

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    Re: "You can buy anything you want."

    Most waitresses would say 'You can sit anywhere'.

    She wouldn't say 'You can take any of them'.

    Rover

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