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General => Language Questions => Topic started by: navi on July 12, 2018, 04:23:09 am

Title: just any/any
Post by: navi on July 12, 2018, 04:23:09 am
1) I don't believe he's able to crack any code.
2) I don't believe he can crack any code.

Can '1' and '2' have two meanings:
a) I don't believe he's able to crack just any code.
b) I don't believe he's able to crack a single code.

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3) He is unable to crack any code.
4) He can't crack any code.

Can '3'' and '4' have two meanings:
c) He can't crack just any code. He can only crack some codes.
d) He can crack no code.


Gratefully,
Navi
Title: Re: just any/any
Post by: Darryl on July 12, 2018, 09:30:52 am
Without further clarification, (b) and (d)