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I want to know if both sentences are correct : Written permission for any such copying. Written permission for anything such copying.

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Written permission for any such copying.

This is grammatical.

Written permission for anything such copying.

This is not grammatical.


In order for the second sentence to be grammatical, it would need to be modified to something like:

Written permission for anything such as copying.

  • Are either of these really a complete sentence? – Roger Sinasohn Oct 4 '18 at 0:09
  • @RogerSinasohn Elliptically, the first is. "What do you need?" "(I need) Written permission for any such copying." – Jason Bassford Oct 4 '18 at 0:12
  • That makes sense, although I reserve the right to judge them haughtily as sentence fragments absent such context. 8^) Also, I clearly need to read up on the concept of ellipticality (ellipticness? ellipsis?) – Roger Sinasohn Oct 4 '18 at 0:21

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