Is it correct if I say "Is there any supermarket around here"?
So, I've learned that the sentence above is incorrect once you can't use any when you are referring to a singular noun, even if it's an interrogative sentence, so I would have to change the sentence to "Are there any supermarketS around here", like switching to a plural noun, otherwise it would be incorrect. But I don't agree on that and, personally, I don't see a problem. What do you guys think?
Ok, but if I say "Is there any milk" is correct, but it isn't a plural. That's why I am confused
- ᴾᵉⁿⁿʸ ᴬ.Lv 41 month ago
Is there a...?
- RPLv 71 month ago
You can eliminate the issue by: Is there a supermarket nearby?
- D50Lv 61 month ago
You would be understood if you asked that question, but you would also signal that you had not yet mastered English.
- Chi girlLv 71 month ago
"Supermarket" being a countable noun, you would say "are there any supermarkets . . . ."
"Milk" is an uncountable noun, so you say "is there any milk . . . . "
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- robert2020Lv 61 month ago
MiIk doesn't exist as solid small objects--not a countable noun. Unless it in many containers.
If looking for just any close by market. Then: "is there a supermarket around here."
Maybe you want to know the varieties of markets in a given area. Then: " are there any supermarkets around here". But people ask the question both ways, when moving into a new area.Source(s): American English speaker.
- Land-sharkLv 71 month ago
Milk can be referred to as 'any' because it is general product. You could say "are there any milk cartons"....
A supermarket is a singular thing. We would ask: "Is there a supermarket around here". The reply might be: "Yes, there is one just around the corner."
- IanLv 41 month ago
Any invites the plural of is to are and supermarket to supermarkets..
- 1 month ago
Is there a supermarket around here? (In the expectation there'll be one.)
Are there any supermarkets around here? (In the expectation there'll be more than one.)