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    Any of the children is/are willing to help the teacher.

    Any of the children is willing to help the teacher.. -- Does it mean that any one of the children is willing to help the teacher?
    Any of the children are willing to do that help the teacher. -- Does it mean that all of the children are willing to help the teacher?

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    Last edited by Tan Elaine; 06-Jun-2013 at 09:45.

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    #2

    Re: Any of the children is/are willing to help the teacher.

    Your understanding of the first sentence is correct, but it should be "are."

    Your second sentence is incorrect. "Do that" does not belong in there.

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    Re: Any of the children is/are willing to help the teacher.

    Thanks, SoothingDave.

    It was a typo.

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    children are (not is) willing to help the teacher. The sentence means all the children are willing to help the teacher. Is that what you mean?

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    Re: Any of the children is/are willing to help the teacher.

    Yes. You could randomly pick any child and he/she would be willing to help.

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