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  1. Member
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    any of them do

    Can one say
    a. Any of these knobs control the temperature.
    b. Any knob you see here controls the temperature.


    My feeling is that it should be 'every one' or 'all of' and that 'any' does not work there.

    Many thanks.

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    Re: any of them do

    I agree with you.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....


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