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    is there any idiom...?

    Hi,

    1- Is there any idiom
    in Eglish that means . . .
    2- Are there any idioms in English that mean . . .

    I googled the above ones and saw that both 'any idiom' and 'any idioms' are avaliable. Is it grammatically OK to use a singular after 'any'?

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    Re: is there any idiom...?

    I would use 'an' instead of 'any' in 1.
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    Re: is there any idiom...?

    Quote Originally Posted by ademoglu View Post
    Is it grammatically OK to use a singular after 'any'?

    Thanks.
    Yes, it is.
    "Is there any mountain higher than Everest?"

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    Re: is there any idiom...?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I would use 'an' instead of 'any' in 1.
    Any works, though. If the person had tried to find one idiom and was asking for help, possibly expecting a negative answer, it would be natural.

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    Re: is there any idiom...?

    Why was 'any post office nearby' considered unnatural and uncommon below?
    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...=1#post1164862
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    Re: is there any idiom...?

    You could use a similar phrase in a statement like You can get a passport application at any nearby post office.
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