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Any members was scruntinized by the authority, with telescreen, his colleagues, neighbors, spying and police.

Would you explain why the above sentences correct or wrong?

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All members were scruntinized by the authority with telescreen: his colleagues, neighbors, spies, and police.
Thank you Inchoate,

Why 'any' is not correct in the above sentence?
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In declarative sentences, I seldom see any.
BW.

It is always 'the authorities' in these contexts (even though there is only one of them). Don't ask me why, but it is.
Nona The BritBW.

It is always 'the authorities' in these contexts (even though there is only one of them). Don't ask me why, but it is.
the authorities plural noun
the group of people with official responsibility for a particular area:
I'm going to report these holes in the road to the authorities.

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Inchoateknowledge<>All members were scruntinized by the authority with telescreen: his colleagues, neighbors, spies, and police.
IMO, this may be better:

All members were scrutinized by the authority via telescreen [via a telescreen system]: one, one's colleagues, one's neighbors, those spying on one, and the police itself (spying on everyone).

[The Authority (whatever it was) was spying on everybody, including their own police.]


You may prefer to use you instead of one.

I am still struggling to understand this. I understand that if I am scrutinized by "the athoroties," my neighbors may be as well. But not "my police" and not "my spies." So perhaps, BW, you can tell us who is doing the scrutinzing and who is being scrutinized?
Hi GG,

Everyone was scrutining each other, so the authorites could control them. It was a horrible society, wasn't it?
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