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    #1

    any of

    Should we always use plural noun after 'any of'? And what about its verb, I mean its verb should be plural or singular if the noun is plural?

    1. Any of the book is good for you
    2. Any of the books is good for you
    3. Any of the books are good for you

    Sorry for having so many questions. I sometimes find English grammar a little confusing.

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    #2

    Re: any of

    Only 3 is correct. And yes, I would say the noun following 'any of' should be plural, in most cases.

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    #3

    Re: any of

    Number 2 is correct. "Any (one) of the books is good for you."

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    #4

    Re: any of

    No sentence is correct without a final punctuation mark.

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    #5

    Re: any of

    I reckon you're right, though I still prefer having the verb agree with the closest noun. It sounds better for some reason.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 07-Nov-2013 at 17:12. Reason: Fixing typo

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