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Question: "any of" or "none of"

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  • WarCryme
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    26 June, 2009 at 11:59
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    Every day I get on the train in Toronto and hear the announcer say the following lines:
    "This train is westbound. If any of the following stops are not your stop, you’re on the wrong train:" then proceeds to list train stops.
    Is this not grammatically incorrect? Because technically all but one of those stops are not mine, so doesn’t that mean I’m on the wrong train by that logic? Shouldn’t it be "If none of the following stops are your stop"? Or is there a better way to say it?

    phil
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    23 July, 2009 at 11:53
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    Reply To: Question: "any of" or "none of"

    "Any" has the meaning of "this one or that one or the other one", so I think the announcer is correct:

    "If this stop, or that stop, or the other stop is not your stop, you’re on the wrong train."

    Phil

    e2e4
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    23 January, 2010 at 13:48
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    Reply To: Question: "any of" or "none of"

    Hi all :)

    though I’m a new comer here and also a learner of English even, I’d like to tell you how I’d say it.

    If not a single one of the following stops is your stop, you are on the wrong train.

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