What is the correct verb?


Any of teh alums is able to come. or Any of the alums are able to come. Which of these two sentences is gramatically correct?

asked May 25 '12 at 15:49 Frankie Sutherlnad New member

2 answers


Ditto on Tolley's answer, except that "any of" is a reference to ONE, as in "Any one of the alumni is able to come." But that may not be what you mean.


Do you mean the alumni are physically able to come or do you mean they are invited to come? Or do you mean that they MAY come, but don't know whether any alumni will be there. 


All alumni are invited. 


Any one of the alumni may come. 


Any one of the alumni has the physical capacity to....well, never mind. 

link comment edited May 26 '12 at 00:24 glorrierose New member

All alumni are invited works better.

link comment answered May 26 '12 at 19:22 cherylnorman New member

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