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What is the correct form:
"Without any problem" or "Without any problems"?

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Either will do. It's actually pretty amazing just how interchangeably they're used:

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Both are correct. You can use either one.

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Any means one or more, which means that both options mentioned by you, are correct.

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Normally one would just say without problem, skipping the any altogether. It doesn’t really add anything to speak of, and just makes the phrase longer.

But I certainly wouldn’t call without any problems (or with no problems) ‘wrong’.

Also, you can swap in trouble for problem in all those phrases, and you get the same answer; think also of no trouble found.

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I'm not sure who your "one" is, exactly; my experience indicates and Ngram confirms that "without any problem" and "without any problems" are individually about twice as common as "without problem": books.google.com/ngrams/… –  onomatomaniak Jan 9 '12 at 17:40
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