Should we use plural or singular after any?

Should we use plural or singular after any?

Any is normally used with plural and uncountable nouns in questions, negative and conditional sentences: Do we have any beer? ~ Yes, we do.

What follows after any?

Sometimes a singular countable noun follows any in a question: As a pronoun, any stands for a noun that has already been expressed, or when it is followed by the preposition of: Of all the books I have read, this one is more memorable than any. If there are any of the pecans left after the sale, you may have them.

Is conjunction plural or singular?

When you write a singular subject, you must use a singular verb. As a general rule, when you join subjects with the conjunction and, you form a plural subject, which requires a plural verb.

Do or does with any?

It would be correct to say “Do any philosophies believe” because now you have a plural subject, “philosophies,” and a plural verb form. It is confusing that plural nouns typically end in ‘s’ whereas singular, third person verbs in the present tense end in ‘s.”

Is contest a singular or plural or both?

The noun contest can be countable or uncountable. In more general, commonly used, contexts, the plural form will also be contest. However, in more specific contexts, the plural form can also be contests e.g. in reference to various types of contests or a collection of contests.

Should I add s after any?

If you use any or some with countable nouns, the nouns should be plural, i.e. you should add an ‘s’. If the noun following any or some is uncountable, don’t add an ‘s’.

Is the number of plural or singular?

1 Answer. “The number of” should always be used with a plural of a countable noun. The phrase “the number of Xs” then acts as a singular subject for the verb, so the third person singular form of the verb should be used.

Do or does either of you?

EDITED: In fact, “Does either of you” and “Do either of you” are both used by native English speakers. See Ngram. But if the subject isn’t either of you, you should use a singular verb with either of.

Do either of you have or has?

“either” can take either plural or singular verbs. And in this case, the subject is “you”, which is the second person. The second person is conjugated the same as plural third person, so “have” is preferable, but “has” is acceptable.

What is several singular or plural?

Indefinite pronouns that end in -body are always singular. These words include anybody, somebody, nobody. The indefinite pronouns both, few, many, others, and several are always plural.

What is the plural of burning?

The plural form of burning is burnings.

When to use a singular or plural noun after any?

Use of singular or plural noun after ‘any’ I frequently hear people saying that a noun after the word ‘any’ should be singular, but I’ve seen plural nouns used after the word ‘any’ as well. Please advise whether the following sentence is grammatically acceptable in using the phrase ‘connecting parties’ (plural) after the word ‘any’.

When do you use any after the word’any’?

However any is not usually used with singular nouns that’s why we have a, an and the. Its use is generally for things that are indefinite in number (we are unsure of the amount) such as: Have you got any beer?

Can a singular noun be modified by any?

This is what comes from looking in dictionaries and usage books for grammar information. It’s not there, sorry. And that’s not how any works. It can modify either plural count nouns or singular mass nouns, which means that any singular noun modified by any is automatically interpreted as a mass noun.

When to use the second conjunction after the verb?

Rule 1: Subjects joined by “and” are plural. Rule 2: For subjects joined by “or”, look at the subject closest to the verb. Rule 3: For and/or or or/and, use the second conjunction in time. The “/” is the functional equivalent of “or” requiring us to look at the compound subject closest to the verb.