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anything

pronoun (SOMETHING)    /ˈen.i.θɪŋ/
A1 used in questions and negatives to mean 'something': Is there anything I can do to help? Was there anything else you wanted to say or is that it? Do you have anything less expensive? Let me know if anything happens, won't you. I didn't know anything about computers till I started this job. I was looking for a birthday present for my mother but I didn't find anything suitable. Did you notice anything strange about him? Spending Christmas with him and his brother - I can't imagine anything worse! If he eats anything with wheat in it he's very sick. "What did you do at the weekend?" "I don't think we did anything much."Something, anything, nothing, and everything Grammar:Anyone, anybody or anything?Anyone, anybody and anything are indefinite pronouns. We use anyone, anybody and anything to refer to both an open, unlimited set of things or people and specific things or people. We use them with a singular verb:See moreGrammar:Anyone and anybodyAnyone and anybody have no difference in meaning. Anybody is a little less formal than anyone. Anyone is used more in writing than anybody:See more
(Definition of anything pronoun (SOMETHING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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