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    any document - any documents?


    any document - any documents?

    Hallo! Also ich glaube mich an meine Schulzeit erinnern zu können, wo wir im Englischunterricht lernten, dass man "any" immer mit Singular schreibt. Jetzt erhalte ich eine englische Vollmacht, in der es heißt "any documents" - kann das richtig sein?

    AuthorChristina02 Jul 07, 14:42
    Nothing wrong with "any documents" per se.

    Do you have any documents regarding this case?
    Do any documents exist regarding this case?
    Does any document exist regarding this case?

    as examples.
    #1Authorquail02 Jul 07, 14:49
    Many thanks!!
    #2AuthorChristina02 Jul 07, 14:54
    Sie können die beide sagen, aber "any document" hat nicht oft gesagt.

    Is there any document in this office that is ready for approval?
    Someone might say this after repeated attempts to find a document that is ready for approval with no luck.

    Are there any documents in the office ready for approval?
    This would be more commonly used, and you really can't go wrong with using this one.
    #3AuthorChichis AE (339998) 02 Jul 07, 14:57
    You´re german is really terrible chichis. Where do you come from?

    #4Authorbei diesem Posting anonym02 Jul 07, 15:00
    @Chichi: I can read, so I think you're from the US.. What #4 means is that your answer should be:

    "Sie können beides sagen, aber "any document" wird nicht oft verwendet."
    "Du kannst beides sagen, aber "any document" wird nicht so oft benutzt."

    #5AuthorUMG2 (328026) 02 Jul 07, 15:19
    wow. Thanks for you honesty. I believe the AE stands for American English....
    #6AuthorChichis AE (339998) 02 Jul 07, 15:21
    I believe those are the responses that prevent me from ever speaking German
    #7AuthorChichis AE (339998) 02 Jul 07, 15:22
    ;) That's what I believe, too..
    Just thought it might help you to see what was wrong..
    (I myself learn a lot by beeing corrected..)
    #8AuthorUMG2 (328026) 02 Jul 07, 15:23
    Oh, no..I was to slow: I believe AE is "American English"..
    I don't believe you should stop speaking/writing German! No way!!
    #9AuthorUMG2 (328026) 02 Jul 07, 15:25

    years later:

    hi chichis,

    hopefully you ignored #4 - rudeness says more about the source than the recipient.

    and meanwhile you will probably speak German like a (nice) native.

    #10AuthorSchmuckschuber (1147811) 29 May 20, 10:54
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