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Is it correct to say: Any English I have learned has been from movies and the Internet or is it better: All the English I have learned has been from movies and the internet?

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closed as general reference by FumbleFingers, MετάEd, Mahnax, tchrist, kiamlaluno Sep 4 '12 at 0:08

This question is too basic; it can be definitively and permanently answered by a single link to a standard internet reference source designed specifically to find that type of information.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

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General Reference. Any here is self-deprecating, in that it implies not much may have been learned at all/ –  FumbleFingers Aug 19 '12 at 0:18
    
@FumbleFingers: any by itself implies negativity, correct me if I'm wrong? –  Noah Aug 19 '12 at 4:47

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It depends on what you mean to say.

"Any English I have learned..." means that I have learned something and if any of what I've learned can be called English it came from movies and the internet.

"All the English I have learned..." means that I have, in fact, learned some English and it came from movies and the internet.

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