any role you have had

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1-How much of your personality is reflected in any role you have had in the movies?
2-How much of your personality is reflected in any of the roles you have had in the movies?
3-How much of your personality is reflected in any one of the roles you have had in the movies?

If they are correct, what do they mean exactly?

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All correct, with different implications

1 [Any role, of which there are many, some of which I may not know.]
2 [You and I both know what they are.]
3 [Restrict your answer to only one role.]

The differences are slight(, and maybe imaginary ;-)).

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Thank you very much BobK,

I got that part now! But I still have a problem with the way "any" is used here.

In the first two, am I supposed to list the qualities that I have which have been reflected in my roles, and in each case name the role that reflected that quality?

(For example: "My stupid ambitiousness was reflected in Macbeth and my melancholy in Hamlet and my naivete in King Lear...".

Or, am I supposed to give a list of the qualities in me that were reflected in my roles without mentioning the roles?

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I imagine some people might like to impose such fine distinctions on particular forms of words, but I don't think that in the real world anyone relies on them - without reinforcement: 'How much of your personality is reflected in any one of the roles you have had in the movies - and for each role say which character trait is reflected?' The responder, if the answer is that one trait reflected in each role, will say so if s/he thinks it's relevant.

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Thank you very much BobK.

Well, then if the originals do not mean that, what do they mean? I cannot understand them.

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