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    #1

    not just any

    Which are correct:

    1) A woman, not any woman, should be in charge here.
    2) A woman, but not any woman, should be in charge here.

    3) Not any woman, but a woman should be in charge here.
    4) A woman, although not any woman, should be in charge here.

    5) A woman, but not just any woman, should be in charge here.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    #2

    Re: not just any

    5 works best for me. 2 and 4 are OK.

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    #3

    Re: not just any

    Only 5 works for me.

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    #4

    Re: not just any

    A woman, but not just any woman, should be in charge here.

    I think "but" is optional.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: not just any

    I agree, but I prefer "but" there.

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    #6

    Re: not just any

    A special type of woman should be in charge here.

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