problem/problems?after any in affermative sentences we can use singular and plural


If you have any problem/problems ,come and ask me.(could you please give me simple answers and examples you see I am learning English).Thanks in advance.

asked Feb 06 '13 at 08:37 Mohamad Meamar New member

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After 'any', you should use a plural noun.


If you have any problems, come and ask me.


After 'a', you should use a singular noun.

If you have a problem, come and ask me.


Watch your spacing with punctuation. [word]+[comma]+[space]+[word].


I hope this helps.

link comment answered Feb 06 '13 at 12:00 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

In my opinion, both are acceptable.

Let me know if you have any problems.

link comment answered Feb 06 '13 at 12:01 sanjay Expert

Any can be followed by a plural countable noun (problems), or an uncountable noun, in negative sentences, questions and conditional sentences such as you have provided.   The noun problem is almost always (I think always, but there may be exceptions I can't think of right now) used as a countable noun, so I side with Lewis here: any problems is definitely the most natural way to say it. 

link comment answered Feb 06 '13 at 14:51 Shawn Mooney Expert

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