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Would it be better if "any" were removed?

 
 
Reply Thu 8 Feb, 2018 07:40 pm
Applications are invited from any candidates interested in the following posts.

Would it be better if "any" were removed?

Thanks.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 8 Feb, 2018 08:14 pm
@tanguatlay,
I would change any to all.

It's more inviting Smile
roger
 
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Reply Thu 8 Feb, 2018 08:35 pm
@ehBeth,
It sure is.
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Thu 8 Feb, 2018 09:57 pm
The word "candidate" has some kind of influence here.

"any candidate" may mean one of more than two.

Context would help here.
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ekename
 
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Reply Thu 8 Feb, 2018 10:30 pm
@tanguatlay,
Applications are invited for the following positions.
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Roberta
 
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Reply Fri 9 Feb, 2018 01:33 am
Do you invite an application?

All (any) candidates are invited to submit applications . . .
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tanguatlay
 
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Reply Sat 10 Feb, 2018 10:17 am
Thanks to all of you.
ekename
 
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Reply Sun 11 Feb, 2018 01:17 am
@tanguatlay,
My pleasure, award the red riband.
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centrox
 
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Reply Sun 11 Feb, 2018 03:13 am
@tanguatlay,
tanguatlay wrote:
Applications are invited from any candidates interested in the following posts.

Would it be better if "any" were removed?

Strictly speaking, a person does not become a candidate until after their application has been accepted for consideration in the recruitment process. I think a more sensible phrasing would be "Applications are invited from anyone (or people) interested in the following posts."
tanguatlay
 
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Reply Sun 11 Feb, 2018 03:51 am
@centrox,
Thanks, centrox.
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