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    #1

    A little question...

    Hi guys,
    Does the following sentence sound okay to you?

    "Did it improve your teaching in any way or other?"

    Some people have told me that it might sound a little sub-standard or even incorrect to native speakers. What do you guys think?

    PS I'm new here... HI !


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    #2

    Re: A little question...

    Welcome to the forums

    "Did it improve your teaching in any way?"

    or

    "Did it improve your teaching in some way or another?"

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    Re: A little question...

    Could you explain to me why the original sentence is incorrect?
    BTW thanks for the reply :)


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    Re: A little question...

    Because the collocation is not any way or other, but some way or other. As indicated in the sentences I suggested, you use any way on its own.

    To ask if something has changed in any way is to ask if there is a particular change that has happened.

    To ask if it has changed in some way or another is asking what way it may have changed.

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    Re: A little question...

    Now I see...
    thanks!

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