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[ˈeni]
grammar word summary: Any can be: ■ a determiner: Any intelligent child can use this software. ■ a pronoun: I needed milk, but there wasn't any. ♦ Have you read any of his books? ■ an adverb: Are you feeling any better?
1) used instead of ‘some' in negatives, questions, and conditional sentences
Did you bring any warm clothes?[/ex]
He didn't do any work at all.[/ex]
I tried to get a ticket but there weren't any left.[/ex]
If you need any help, just let me know.[/ex]
Did any of her friends come?[/ex]
2) used when something is true for every person or thing in a group
Pick any design you want – they're all the same price.[/ex]
It was the first time that any of us had been in a plane.[/ex]
3) in any way, or by any amount
If your headache gets any worse, you should see a doctor.[/ex]
I was too tired to walk any further.[/ex]
any day now; any time now; any minute now — very soon[/ex]
He should be home any minute now.[/ex]
be anyuse/good — used for saying or asking whether something is at all good or effective[/ex]
It isn't any use complaining - they never listen.[/ex]
not...any more/longer — used for saying that a situation has ended[/ex]
The Campbells don't live here any more.[/ex]

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