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'Is there any book on the table?'

This sentence is completely legitimate in the right context, so it will be nearly impossible to find a book that proves it's wrong. If you find such a book, you should consider it a very bad book indeed. Emotion: smile

CJ
My professor told me that it is not grammatically correct to say, 'Any questions?'
According to him, any is followed by a singular noun. i'm a literature lover and I've encountered a lot of cases the authors used 'any' followed by a plural noun. Could anyone enlighten me (us) and explain the use of 'any' further.

Thank you~ ^^

#iamJim
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AnonymousMy professor told me that it is not grammatically correct to say, 'Any questions?'According to him, any is followed by a singular noun. i'm a literature lover and I've encountered a lot of cases the authors used 'any' followed by a plural noun. Could anyone enlighten me (us) and explain the use of 'any' further.
The use of "any" as a determiner in a non-affirmative context can yield these perfectly grammatical examples:

1. Are there any letters for me? (plural)
2. Do we need any sugar? (non-count)
3. Have you got any job lined up for me? (count singular)

Any questions? in full means Are there any questions? - there's no difference between it and 1.

So, plurals are OK.

BillJ
I still can't see the slightly difference between any + singular vs any + plural

For instance,
I don't have any children.
I don't have any child.

What is the difference between those two?
Friends please help me.My native language hindi.

Grammer books makes a language more confusing.Is there any mistake?
Grammer books+plural form of make?
And i also want to know the uses of would,should and could.
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Grammar books make a language more confusing.
AnonymousGrammar books+plural form of make?
Yes.
AnonymousAnd i also want to know the uses of would,should and could.
You can start by reading about them here:
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/auxiliary.htm
http://library.bcu.ac.uk/learner/Grammar%20Guides/3.07%20Modals.htm
Hi,
I am having problems in using singular or plural form in the following sentences:
..............did not have any break/ breaks?
..............did not have any wheel/wheels?

In an IELTS answer sheet both are given as plural only.

Razia
AnonymousIn an IELTS answer sheet both are given as plural only.
That is the usual way of expression when more than one brake or wheel exists on the vehicle.
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Can anybody help me about this sentence. "___ there any drawing schools __ Washington, DC ?"

A) Is, at
B) Are, on
C) Was, in
D) Are, in
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