No VS. Any
We can use any/anything/anybody to mean ‘it doesn’t matter which/what/who’
Please read the following examples:
“There was no bus so I had to take a taxi home.”
“You can take any bus. They will all take you to the shopping center.” = it doesn’t matter which bus you take, they will all take you to the shopping center.
|“Any bus is okay.”|
A: “Would you like something to eat?”
B:”Nothing for me thanks. I just had a hamburger so I’m not hungry.”
“That test was so hard! I bet nobody passed.” = I think everyone failed.
“I thought the test was easy. Anybody could pass that test.” = It doesn’t matter who they were, they could have passed.
|“I passed! I passed!”|