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Can anyone please tell me whether I should use singular or plural nouns after irrespective of any in the following context? I have searched the Internet and found that both singular and plural nouns are used though plural nouns were more in number.
Here is the context:
Terrorism is a menace. We must come together to end it. Irrespective of any compromise(s) the world should take action against those fringe elements.
I have asked this because I come from a non-native english speaking country where it is said by teachers "any" is always singular. And one more questions if I always use "any" with plural nouns with contexts like the one I cited above, will that be always grammatical? I know "any" can be used with singular nouns in a sentence like "Any man can do it." My question is different. I want to know if "any" with plural nouns is always grammatical in contexts like the one In my example. Could anyone who has good knowledge in the language please answer this?