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    Sentence framing

    Hi,

    Is this the correct sentence framing :- Did you get any update on the change we discussed.

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    Abhishek L

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    Re: Sentence framing

    We often use the plural after "any": Did you get any updates on the change we discussed?

    However, if you thought it would come from only one person, then the singular is okay.
    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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    #3

    Re: Sentence framing

    Non-Americans might prefer a sentence with 'have'. "Have you received any updates ..." This assumes that the updates could have come at any time. If the time was delimited - say there was a meeting - after the meeting you might say, "Did you get any updates ..." (ie. during the meeting).

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    Re: Sentence framing

    I totally agree.
    I might say any of the following:
    Did you get...?
    Have you gotten any...? (yes, "gotten" though outside of the US, use "got")
    Did anyone give you an update?
    Has anyone given you an update?
    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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    #5

    Re: Sentence framing

    Or "Are there any updates?"

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    #6

    Re: Sentence framing

    Except that loses the "you needed to get the updates from someone else" aspect. It could be that it's your own update that is being sought.
    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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