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    measures did not include a request vs measures did not include any request

    Unlike the Arab group's call in March for a no-fly zone over Libya, which set the stage for the NATO action that helped topple Muammar Gaddafi, Saturday's surprisingly tough measures did not include a request for the use of force.
    More:ANALYSIS-Arab moves isolate Assad, West intervention unlikely | Reuters
    Can I replace the article "a" in the sentence above by "any"?
    Is there any difference in meaning between them?

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    Re: measures did not include a request vs measures did not include any request

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    Can I replace the article "a" in the sentence above by "any"?
    If you wish.
    Is there any difference in meaning between them?
    Not really.

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