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    Red face Can any boy(s).............?

    Is there any difference in meaning between these two sentences?

    1- Can any boys solve this problem?

    1- Can any boy solve this problem?

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    Re: Can any boy(s).............?

    Are you talking about groups or individuals?

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    Re: Can any boy(s).............?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Are you talking about groups or individuals?
    If I want to ask a group of boys in school, what sentence should I use?

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    Re: Can any boy(s).............?

    If there are only boys in the group you're addressing, you just say "Can anyone solve this problem?"
    If you're talking to a mixed group but you only want the boys to try answering, say "Can any of the boys solve this problem?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Can any boy(s).............?

    Can any of you boys solve this problem?

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