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    I have an English conversation question?

    When you go to a store, a saleclerk may come to you and say "Are you looking for anything/something spectacularly/specifically/particularly?"

    Which is correct? and if more than one answer possible, which one is used most frequently


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    Re: I have an English conversation question?

    All of these might be heard:

    Are you looking for something specific?
    Are you looking for anything specific?
    Are you looking for anything in particular?
    Are you looking particularly for something?


    Spectacularly would never be used - it would make no sense in the context.

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    Re: I have an English conversation question?

    Once i said:

    Love isn't anything to be ashamed of.


    My teacher corrected as:

    Love isn't something to be ashamed of.

    If
    Are you looking for something specific? = Are you looking for anything in particular?

    then may be i was right on using 'anything'.


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    Re: I have an English conversation question?

    Your sentence seems fine to me.

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