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    use of "any"

    Saying "do you have any child?" is wrong, because you should use the plural, children. Why then would it be okay to say "Not just any mother will do"? What are the rules for this?

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    I am not a professional teacher but I can answer the question.There are definite rules regarding use of ‘any’. It used as an adjective with both countable and uncountable nouns. Normally it is used in negative and interrogative sentences but not in positive sentence. So according to rule, both the sentences being questions ( “do you have any child?” and “Not just any mother will do?” ) are correct.

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    Re: use of "any"

    'Any' is determiner here
    Any child/children -correct

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    Re: use of "any"

    'Any' is determiner here
    Any child/children -correct
    i am not sure .
    Last edited by rj1948; 06-May-2008 at 12:46.

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