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Graver

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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 !
 

Anglika

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Welcome to the forums

"Did it improve your teaching in any way?"

or

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

Graver

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

Anglika

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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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