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    Question "Any" in my sentence

    Hello.

    Can I omit "any" in my sentence?

    "There were not any medical bills resulted from that accident."
    I think I could also say "There were no medical bills resulted from that accident."
    My humble opinion: "any" should be used and the second sentence is correct.

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    #2

    Re: "Any" in my sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    Hello.

    Can I omit "any" in my sentence? I wouldn't.

    "There were not any medical bills resulted resulting from that accident."
    I think I could also say "There were no medical bills resulted resulting from that accident."
    My humble opinion: "any" should be used and the second sentence is correct.
    I would prefer "weren't" in the first and would be more common unless, for example, emphasis was necessary.

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    Re: "Any" in my sentence

    Rachel, please post threads of this nature here in Editing & Writing Topics, especially as you already have 11 threads listed on the first page of Ask a Teacher.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 18-Sep-2020 at 17:58.

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    #4

    Re: "Any" in my sentence

    I prefer"resulting" to be omitted.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #5

    Re: "Any" in my sentence

    You could also say:

    There were no medical bills as a result of the accident.
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    #6

    Re: "Any" in my sentence

    You don't need to open with "There were". Here are the simplest ways to say it is:

    No medical bills resulted from the accident.
    The accident resulted in no medical bills.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "Any" in my sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    You don't need to open with "There were". Here are the simplest ways to say it is:

    No medical bills resulted from the accident.
    The accident resulted in no medical bills.
    "There were not medical biills resulting from that accident" is wrong without "any" isn't it?

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    Re: "Any" in my sentence

    Yes.
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