Any of the children is/are willing to help the teacher.

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Tan Elaine

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Any of the children is willing to help the teacher.. -- Does it mean that any one of the children is willing to help the teacher?
Any of the children are willing to do that help the teacher. -- Does it mean that all of the children are willing to help the teacher?

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Your understanding of the first sentence is correct, but it should be "are."

Your second sentence is incorrect. "Do that" does not belong in there.
 

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Thanks, SoothingDave.

It was a typo.

Any of the
children are (not is) willing to help the teacher. The sentence means all the children are willing to help the teacher. Is that what you mean?

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Yes. You could randomly pick any child and he/she would be willing to help.
 
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