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prince
Posted: Friday, February 21, 2020 11:06:47 PM
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Does anyone have any objection to this plan?

Is the above statement correct?

Kindly advise


tautophile
Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2020 12:10:17 AM
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"Does anyone have any objection to this plan?" is perfectly OK. It might be slightly more colloquial if it were "Does anyone have any objections to this plan?"
palapaguy
Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2020 1:26:11 AM

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tautophile wrote:
"Does anyone have any objection to this plan?" is perfectly OK. It might be slightly more colloquial if it were "Does anyone have any objections to this plan?"


Or "Does anyone have an objection to this plan?"

Romany
Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2020 10:45:37 AM
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When "anyone" is used like this, the speaker is addressing more than one person.Plural.

"Objections" - whether strictly grammatically correct or not - is used because of this.

However, no-one's actually listening to the individual words. This is a set phrase, used after the introduction of new proposals in every workplace, organisation etc. in the English-speaking world. All one "hears" is a "signal" i.e. when that sentence has been said they are free to speak. Or not.

No-one would notice whether there was an 's' or not. It's the full phrase that carries the signal/message.
prince
Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2020 1:37:16 PM
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Does he have any objection/s to it? is it correct
Romany
Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2020 1:46:20 PM
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Yeah, you could use either: "he" may just have one objection, or perhaps has several. It's still a signal it's "His" turn to speak now and tell us himself.
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