Native English speakers and master users of English: difference between question and questions in this context.?
What is the difference in meaning between these two?
(a) Do you have any question?
(b) Do you have any questions?
A linguist said that (a) means do you have a bone to pick with me, while (b) means do you have anything that you want to ask about? Do you agree with his explanation?
- Anonymous1 month agoFavorite Answer
(a) would be an extremely awkward way of asking if there is a bone to pick. In most cases it would just be considered incorrect in a sentence like this.
(b) is correct and means what the "linguist" said.
- CharlesLv 51 month ago
No, I do not agree with that "linguist." The first one should not include the word "any." It should be "do you have a question." The second one implies that you think there may be more than one question. That's all.
- 1 month ago
any is used with plural and uncountable nouns. it cannot be used in the example you gave.