Can I ever use singular countable nouns after there isn't any? I have read many books that say any can be used with both singular and plural countable nouns. Though plural nouns is more more common in negative sentences. I sometimes see native speakers also use any with singular countable nouns in negative sentences. What is the rule?
Here's the example:
- There isn't any pen in my bag.
I know most people would say "There are no pens.." or "There are not any pens..." but when can I use any with singular countable nouns in negative sentences? I cannot provide any context. I am sorry for that.