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    Red face Is 'any' singular or plural?

    Which one is grammatically correct: "I don't want any students to go through the pain I felt" or "I don't want any student to go through the pain I felt"?

    This a self-made question. I want to know if "any" is followed by a singular or a plural noun in this case.

    thanks in advance.

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    Re: Is 'any' singular or plural?

    Quote Originally Posted by subhajit123 View Post
    Which
    one is grammatically correct: "I don't want any students to go through the pain I felt" or "I don't want any student to go through the pain I felt"?.
    Both are possible. The singular form is perhaps more emphatic. It suggests that you do not want even one single student to go through such pain.

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