Presentation on theme: "Any [determiner and pronoun] indicates an indefinite quantity of something: have you got any chance? · Any fool knows that. [adverb] to any extent or degree:"— Presentation transcript:
Any [determiner and pronoun] indicates an indefinite quantity of something: have you got any chance? · Any fool knows that. [adverb] to any extent or degree: none of us are getting any younger. Grammar patterns 1. Is there any milk? 2. She hasn’t got any axperience. 3. If you have any questions, ask … 4. Use any towel –take your pick. 5. Have you read any of her books? 6. The two star-hotel wasn’t any cheaper.
any Collocations Any occurs in ‘non-assertive’ contexts, such as negative staments, questions and if-clauses. It also occurs with adverbs that have a negative meaning, like never, hardly, seldom, rarely,, and with verbs that have a negative meaning, like refuse, doubt; it also follows without: They never have any nice things in this shop. There’s seldom any traffic here. I doubt that there will be any papers left. She left for the shops without any money.
any Set phrases not any good/use. It isn’t any use complaining. in any case/in any event =whatever the situation is, or may be. We may be late, but, in any case, they never start on time. at any rate. The bus is packed! ~Well we wont’t be lonely, at any rate. by any chance. Are you and julie related by any chance? any longer. I can’t stand you any longer!