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    #1

    am I any, is it of any and so on...

    Hello mates. Could you give me some help on how to make sentence with the use of any, like (not sure if they're right):

    Is my work doing any good?
    Am I of any help?
    Am I any helpful?
    Are we any late?
    Is that any healthy eating?

    Could you tell me the correct path to build this kind of question?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by anreak; 21-Jul-2008 at 02:18. Reason: better understanding

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    #2

    Re: am I any, is it of any and so on...

    Am I of any help?- If you want to help, 'Can I be of any help?' would be better, though 'Can I help' would be enough.

    Am I any helpful? (See above- this one doesn't work)

    Are we any late? - Are we at all late? If you want to use 'any', you could say 'Are we in any way late?'

    Is that any healthy eating?- If your friend is eating badly, you could ask 'Is that any sort of healthy diet?'

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    Re: am I any, is it of any and so on...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Am I of any help?- If you want to help, 'Can I be of any help?' would be better, though 'Can I help' would be enough.

    I'm asking if I have been helpful. Take this sentence: I don't know what I've been doing here. I try hard to do something useful for us, but sometimes I ask myself "am I of any help?".

    Am I any helpful? (See above- this one doesn't work)

    Are we any late? - Are we at all late? If you want to use 'any', you could say 'Are we in any way late?'

    Is that any healthy eating?- If your friend is eating badly, you could ask 'Is that any sort of healthy diet?'

    Is this sentence totally wrong?
    Thanks.

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