Reply to "Do any of and Does any of"

Hi, Yale Wale,

I am forced to agree with Ahmed_btm that "Does any of them" is technically grammatically possible, even though I don't think I've heard a single person say it in my entire life as a native speaker of English. The topic came up recently here:

https://thegrammarexchange.inf...3#583405316579668193

The natural choice is "Do any of you." When a plural count noun follows "any of," the natural number for the verb is plural, even though the singular verb is possible. Incidentally, I recommend changing "wish to contest for president" to "wish to run for president." From Google books:

"to contest for president": 2

"to run for president": 169,000

On COCA, there is not a single result for "to contest for president."

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