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    contradiction

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    I was again corrected when I did an English grammar quizz :

    Which is the correct answer ?

    Has / Have any of the witnesses been sworn in yet?

    I chose : Has any of the witnesses been sworn in yet?

    but

    I was told that the "correct" answer should use "Have.......... ?". Is this correct ? Why?

    Thank you

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    Re: contradiction

    Any can be singular or plural, depending on what it is describing.

    Has any witness been sworn in?
    Have any witnesses been sworn in?

    Has any oil leaked out?
    Have any fluids leaked out?

    Has any person arrived?
    Have any people arrived?

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    Re: contradiction

    Quote Originally Posted by teia_petrescu View Post
    Hi teachers
    I was again corrected when I did an English grammar quizz :
    Which is the correct answer ?
    Has / Have any of the witnesses been sworn in yet?
    I chose : Has any of the witnesses been sworn in yet?
    but
    I was told that the "correct" answer should use "Have.......... ?". Is this correct ? Why?
    Thank you
    witnesses

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    #4

    Exclamation Re: contradiction

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    witnesses

    Any of the witnesses..!

    No one of the witnesses has....

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    #5

    Re: contradiction

    Quote Originally Posted by teia_petrescu View Post
    Any of the witnesses..!
    No one of the witnesses has....
    It'd been asked in the question.You dont know how many witnesses.Maybe no one of them,maybe two,maybe three...

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