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I'M A NON NATIVE SPEAKER AND I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT ANY+COUNTABLE SİNGULAR NOUNS IF YOU MİND ANSWER İT.

WHAT İS THE DİFFERENCE BETWEEN THESE TWO SENTENCES.

IS THERE ANY PARK NEAR HERE ?(IS THİS TRUE?)

ARE THERE ANY PARKS NEAR HERE?(I WAS TOUGHT THİS FORM)

OR

IS THERE A PARK NEAR HERE?

FOR NOW THANKS
Please don't post in capitals. It means that you are screaming at me.

1. Is there a park near here?

2. Is there any park near here?

3. Are there any parks near here?

All three are possible, and they all mean the same thing.

In 1 you are asking in a very neutral way if there is a park nearby. This is probably the most common way of asking the question.

In 2, especially if you stess the word any, you may be asking whether there is even one park after being told that a specific park you have asked about is not near here.

-- Is Vincent Lee Park near here?
-- No. That's quite far away.
(Now you decide that it's not so important to go to Vincent Lee Park. Another park, no matter which, will be fine.)
-- Oh. I see. Is there any park near here?

On the other hand, this form can be used as a more casual form of 1. But it may be heard as expressing doubt that there are any parks nearby. I don't recommend this one unless it is used to emphasize a contrast, as in my example above.

In 3, you may be giving the listener the impression that you expect to visit several parks. But on the other hand, your listener may take the meaning to be identical to the meaning of 1.

CJ
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thanks for your answer this topic was realy confusing me but now it's clear.

ın our country capital letters using for to take attention sorry for screaming at you.

and last question in this point is this rule can be used for countable nouns food

exp: Is there an apple?

Is there any apple?

Are there any apples?
meg2589Could anybody please explain the use of singular or plural noun following "any"? I have seen its use with both singular and plural nouns. For example, "any informations, any vacancies, any advice, any help".
I think [ANY + countable noun (plural)]
and [ANY + noncountable noun] Am I right?
regards,
Meg
The right use of "any" is in asking questions with plural count nouns and uncountable nouns as in:

Do you have any questions? (plural count nouns)

Do I have any mail today? (uncountable nouns)

And making negative statements, also with plural count nouns and uncountable nouns, as in:

I don't have any (more) questions.

I don't have any mail today.

For singular count nouns, use "a" as in:

Do you have a question?

I don't have a question.

information, advice and help are all uncountable nouns, using any with them will do.
I didn't take any English course .

I know it has to be courses but why?

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Anonymous I didn't take any English course .
I know it has to be courses but why?
No, it doesn't have to be courses. You can form different sentences with slightly different meanings here.

-- How many courses did you take to learn English?

-- None! I learned it from a tutor. I didn't take any English courses.

-- How did you do in your English course? Did you pass the exam?

-- What do you mean? You must be mistaken. I didn't take any English course.

Also:

-- What courses did you take?
-- I took a French course and a course in astronomy, but I didn't take an English course.

CJ
Thank you for clarifying the usage of "any." However, I am still not sure how to use it in a conditional statement. Please let me know which of the following is correct:

- If any of the answers is 'Yes," please notify your doctor.

- If any of the answers are "Yes," please notify your doctor.

If both could work, which do you think is better? I am trying to stress that even one "Yes" is important.
You need is.

If any of the answers is "Yes," please notify your doctor.

You're saying, "If any one (of the answers) is ...".

CJ
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'Is there any book on the table'... Can anyone show academic proof or academic book quotes which prove this sentence is wrong, please ?
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