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Hi,

Should we use singular or plural after 'no' or 'any'? I'm confused as I have come across both cases and still don't understand about this, or is it okay to use either one? How to decide which one to use then?

Examples:
i. No new messages. (can it be: No new message)
ii. No system of government is perfect. (can this be: No systems of government are perfect, sounds weird to me and I don't think it's correct)

Please help. Thanks.
Troy
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Interesting! Based on this rule, can I be confident enough to say the following examples are grammatically wrong?

Examples:
i. Oh, I know that civilized progress depends on education. Without it, I'd have had no motorcycle to ride, no tractor to run on our farm; I wouldn't now be flying in an airplane above the North Atlantic Ocean. (from 'The Spirit of St. Louis', by Charles A. Lindbergh.)

ii. The mountains loomed above me but I had no idea what they were. (from 'View from the Summit', by Sir Edmund Hillary.)

Should they have used 'motorcycles', 'tractors' and 'ideas' instead?

Troy
Hi,
Using e-mail as the context here, which is correct?

(a) Let me know if you have any question.
(b) Let me know if you have any questions.
Students: We have free audio pronunciation exercises.
"I have no idea which one is correct" is the right one

because there should only be 1 idea when there is only 1 correct answer.

for the rest of them..
there can be more than 1 excuse to not do something.
there can be more than 1 reason to run away,
and there is can be more than one place to hide.

it doesnt make sense to say.. i have no ideas which one is correct. how many idea are there for one correct answer.

hope this logic works