Determiner "Any"


Hi,Can we use "any" as a determiner in negative sentences before a singular noun?such as "we don't have any book here"

asked Jan 24 '14 at 13:21 The3LeggedBird New member

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It does not matter whether the sentence is negative or positive.  Any can be used with plural, uncountable, or singular nouns.  When used with the singular, any means of any kind.  Here are a couple examples:


Which doctor would you like to see?  Any doctor will do, just hurry.

This is a game any child can play.


No has the same meaning as not any


We don't have any book here.

We do not have any book here.

We have no book here. 

link comment answered Jan 24 '14 at 22:55 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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