any

1) adv. (used with the comparative form of adjectives and with good) any better (I wonder if they can work any better); any good (I don't think that this wine is any good); any easier (that doesn't make my job any easier); any more difficult (do not make my job any more difficult than it is now)

2) determiner, pronoun any to + inf. (we don't have any books to sell; we don't have any to sell)

3) determiner, pronoun any of (I did not see any of them)

USAGE NOTE: The use of the preposition of is necessary when a pronoun follows. When a noun follows, the use of of the limits the meaning

--did you see any students? did you see any of the students whom we had discussed earlier?

(see the Usage Note for something)
* * *
['enɪ]
any good (I don't think that this wine is any good)
any more difficult (do not make my job any more difficult than it is now)
any easier (that doesn't make my job any easier)
(used with the comparative form of adjectives and with good) any better (I wonder if they can work any better)
any to + inf. (we don't have any books to sell; we don't have any to sell)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:
(of many), / (indefinitely), , ,


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