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takkk asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 month ago

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?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
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    (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.

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  • 1 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.

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  • 1 month ago

    any is used with plural and uncountable nouns. it cannot be used in the example you gave.

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      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      Linguists are human beings. They can differ on points of grammar and usage. There are no "absolute" rules in English.

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