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is there any difference in meaning between these questions?
Does anyone have anything to say?
Does someone have anything to say?
Does anyone have something to say?
Does someone have someting to say?
Are all these sentences grammatically correct?
Thank you very much for any reply in advance.
The first is an open question. Any one person could say anything.
The second is not very natural to me.
The third suggests you think there is something that needs to be said, but you don't know who might say it. (Happy birthday, we're sorry we broke your vase, Jim is the one who made the mess, etc.)
The fourth suggests you think there is a person who will say something, but you don't know which person. Perhaps you heard a whisper, so you know a paticular person did have something to say.
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.