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    #1

    not any/not just any

    1-Not any child does that kind of thing.
    2-Not just any child does that kind of thing.

    3-Not any child can do that.

    4-Not just any child can do that.

    5-Not any of these children do that kind of thing.

    6-Not just any of these children do that kind of thing.

    7-Not any of these children can do that kind of thing.

    8-Not just any of these children can do that kind of thing.

    In which cases the meaning is:
    a-no child/none of these children do/can do that kind of thing
    and in which cases the meaning is:
    b-Only some children/some of these children do/can do that kind of thing.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    #2

    Re: not any/not just any

    1, 3, 5 and 7 are all grammatically incorrect. We don't use "Not any ..." like this at the start of a sentence. They should all start with "No child" or "No children".

    2, 4, 6 and 8 mean that some children can do it but not all of them.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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