Hi there, do I need to use any in questions and negative sentences when using plural nouns? Is it necessary to use any in the following sentences? I have found a site Do you have children? vs. Do you have ANY children? Is there a difference? | Ask The Editor | Learner's Dictionary that says It is not necessary. If I omit any will that be grammatical?
Here are some examples:
- Hey John, do you have any books?
- Last month, I visited a rain forest. I did not see any animals there.
To me It seems that any is not mandatory in questions and negative sentences when using plural nouns. Can anyone please explain?