Student or Learner
I wonder if any of you is (or are?) interested.
If that's correct Engee, then we could form the question:
*Is you interested?
The only sentence I know with 'is you' is from a jazz song:
Is you is, or is you ain't my baby? The analysis of which as correct would win a PhD and a Nobel Prize for a budding Generative Grammarian!
'you is' is wrong.
What is the subject in the sub clause, Pedro? And what is the head in the NP? Which part of the sentence does is/are have to agree, IYO?
When used as a pronoun, any can take either a singular or plural verb, depending on how it is construed: Any (of these books) is suitable (that is, any one). But are any (that is, some) of them available?
Last edited by svartnik; 20-Jun-2009 at 10:07.
Any might be a pronoun, but it cannot be a subject. *Any is interested. *Any are interested.
I like the new photo Svartnik. Think I figured out where you got your name: The Hungarian Grammarian? Correct? Saw him mentioned lately in a thing I was reading.