When should I use nothing or anything? If I want to say that somenthing is gone, finish. How will correct to say: there is nothing here or there is anything here?

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You would say either " There is nothing here." or " There isn't anything here."  Nothing means zero; anything means at least one or more. So, if you have nothing, you have zero. If you don't have anything, you don't have even one, which still means zero.




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You can also check the use of the negative with both words, " there is nothing here" the word nothing is naturally negative so  you don't need an auxiliary, and  " there isn't anything here"  you need to use an auxiliary for the sentence, in both cases the meaning is zero you already got an explanation about that :)


tiffy 7350

when it is totally gone, you should say nothing. So, your sentence should be:

  • There is nothing here.
  • There is nothing I could do to save the life of your dog.

.. you can use anything if there are choices or if there's something to do like:

  • Is there anything I could do for you?


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