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Which is correct:

1-Any of these ovens is good for you.
2-Any of these ovens are good for you.

3-Any of them is suitable.
4-Any of them are suitable.
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Whoa! Your question is tricky, lol. I am still easily confused about that stuff. Anyway, I would say...

Any of these ovens is good for you. (singular, but I don't see this as a particularly good sentence. Use the following in blue)
All of these ovens are good for you.
Every one of these ovens is good for you.
Each of these ovens is good for you.
Are any of these ovens good for you?
(ok, but surprisingly plural!)
Any of these ovens might/could/will/etc. be good for you (sounds good with a modal verb!)

That's all I can say. Emotion: smile
Hi Navitasan
Both choices are grammatically correct. But this is not only with "any", but also with:
either of, neither of and none of. For instance:

1) Is (or: Are) any of these children mischievous?
2) I wonder if either of those alternatives is (or: are) practical.
3) Neither of these cameras works (or: work) properly.
4) None of the plants has (or: have) grown very much.

Hope this helps.

Cheers!
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When used as a pronoun, any can take either a singular or plural verb depending on how it is construed: Any of these books is suitable (that is, any one). But are any (that is, some) of them available?
http://www.bartleby.com/64/pages/page6.html

CJ
Hi Renan!
Sentences 3 and 4 seem to have problems.
They only take the singular form.
Hi Alda,
So, you base that comment on what? Show me some examples.

As far as I know, when a plural noun comes after none of, neither of, either of or any of; we can use either a singular or plural verb.

Cheers,
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  • We use a singular verb when either or neither is the subject. Both words can be followed by of.

Example: Either of them is the culprit.

Example: Neither of them wants to come with us.

I was wrong to say Sentences 3 and 4. I should have said Sentences 2 and 3.

Sorry...
navitasan-Any of these ovens is good for you.
navitasan-Any of them is suitable.
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