Hi there, can anyone please tell me whether I should use singular or plural nouns after irrespective of any? I have searched the Internet and found that both singular and plural nouns are used though plural nouns were more in number.

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Terrorism is a menace. We must come together to end it. irrespective of any compromise(s) the world should take action against those fringe elements.
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Hi there, can anyone please tell me whether I should use singular or plural nouns after irrespective of any?
Hello, Subhajit, and Happy New Year!

"Irrespective of any" may be followed by a singular or a plural noun. It depends on the context and on the meaning one wishes to express.

If you want a decision on your example, you'll need to provide more context. Below are two examples where the same noun can be either singular or plural.
    (1) "Any" may be used before singular and plural nouns, irrespective of any views to the contrary.

    (2) "Any" may be used before singular and plural nouns, irrespective of any view you may have on the subject.
In (1), I used the plural, because I had in mind a possible plurality of opposing views. In (2), I used the singular, because I was thinking of a view you may have.

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