On Friday 13 October 2006 18:01, paul at clubi.ie wrote:
> On Fri, 13 Oct 2006, Thomas Bridge wrote:
> >> The emphasis on "single" is quite redundant, it's implied by
> >> 'any'.
> > No it isn't.
>> Any: "One out of an indefinite set"
That's just not what my dictionary says for "any", nor how I encounter
it in common english usage.
Of course, there IS NO 100% authoritative dictionary for english, but
let me assure you that thew "paul.jakma::any" definition is just not
what you can assume "any" means when talking to people!
Any : 1. one, no matter which.
2. some, no matter which.
Dictionary.com is not the dictionary I use normally (being somewhat
american), but it is also handily online without charge for use:
Of the several meanings given there from various american dictionaries,
here's a couple...
one, a, an, or some; one or more without specification or identification
One, some, every, or all without specification
So there. Neener neener neener.
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