jack said:I don't get it. 'Any' is plural right?
1. If there is any problem, don't panic. (How come this is correct? Isn't 'any' plural so doesn't problem needs to be 'plural' as well?)
2. If there are any problems, don't panic.
Why isn't this okay? I looked 'brands' up in a dictionary and it says it is a count noun?1. It can be any brands? (Not OK)
Why isn't this okay? I searched 'occasions' in a dictionary as well and it says it is a count noun?2. This is suited for any occasions. (Not OK)
When asking someone a question, does it matter which one I use?1. Do you have any cars? (OK)
2. Do you have a car? (Try, "a car")
You're welcome.jack said:Thanks for answering my previous posts. :-D
Thanks. This is very useful. I'll keep this in mind. :up:1. any (one) brand
2. any (one) occasion
When you use brackets for 'one', does 1. that mean 'one' have to be in there? Or It is also correct when 'one' is not in there?1. any (one) brand
4. Do you have any (one) car I could use? (So this is incorrect right? Or is it correct because 'one' is omitted?)=> Do you have an (one) car (I could use)? (Said at a rent-a-car company)
I don't really get what you mean by use 'any' with negatives? Or is it just an example?1. 'any' is used with negatives: I don't have any shoes, water, sheep, or children