“Any question” or “Any questions”
- WHEN someone finishes a speech and calls on the audience to ask questions,
Do they say, “Any question” or “Any questions”?
- When we come to a question like
“I saw you somewhere”
and the somewhere means the name of a road,
what preposition do we use?
Do we say,
“I saw you at King Street” or
“I saw you in King Street” or
“I saw you on King Street”?
- Do we use a plural or singular verb after “some”,
e.g. “Some of the boys are/is playing at the arcade”?
- Are “despite” and “in spite of” the same?
- They should say, “Any questions?” “Any” is used in a question with a plural or uncountable noun.
- We would usually use “in” with “street” or “road” in British English. So, the sentence “I saw you in King Street.” is correct.
- “Some” is used before plural or uncountable nouns. When it comes before a plural noun, a plural verb is used as in your sentence: “Some of the boys are playing at the arcade.”
When it is used before an uncountable noun, a singular verb is used, e.g. in “Some anger helps to motivate us to succeed.” and “Some coffee is what I need to start the day.”
- “Despite” and “in spite of” mean the same thing and can be used interchangeably.