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    If any of these people "knows" or "know" the meaning?

    If any of these people "knows" or "know" the meaning?

    Please check.

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    Re: If any of these people "knows" or "know" the meaning?

    Please give us a complete sentence to consider. You have posted a fragment.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: If any of these people "knows" or "know" the meaning?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Please give us a complete sentence to consider. You have posted a fragment.
    If any of these people knows the meaning of this word then why are they silent?

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    Re: If any of these people "knows" or "know" the meaning?

    Use 'know' in that sentence.

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    Re: If any of these people "knows" or "know" the meaning?

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    If any of these people know the meaning of this word, then why are they silent?
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    Re: If any of these people "knows" or "know" the meaning?

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Use 'know' in that sentence.
    But I have a question why "Know" not "Knows" because we are talking about one "Any of these"?

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    Re: If any of these people "knows" or "know" the meaning?

    The form of the sentence suggests that you are talking about more than one. If you really have one person in mind, use 'anyone;,

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    Re: If any of these people "knows" or "know" the meaning?

    As Piscean has made clear, "any of" and "anyone" don't take the same form of the verb.

    Does anyone know the answer?
    Do any of these people know the answer?

    If anyone knows the answer ...
    If any of these people know the answer ...
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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