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Reply to "Something or anything"

Hi, Tony C,

"Any"-compounds are used in neutral questions, that is, in questions where you expect neither an affirmative nor a negative answer. Instead, "some"-compounds are used when you expect an affirmative answer.

Similarly, the reported question "if I have missed anything" implies you don't know if you have missed anything or not, while "if I have missed something" implies you think you have actually missed something.

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