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    any time

    You find any time, you can use the same for the upgrading of your skills.

    Does 'any time' give the meaning of any amount of time?

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    Re: any time

    This sentence does not look right to me - both the use of any time, and the same.

    Is this how you came across it? Can you provide context?
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    Re: any time

    Quote Originally Posted by Pidginboy View Post
    You find any time, you can use the same for the upgrading of your skills.

    Does 'any time' give the meaning of any amount of time?
    NZF is correct, Pidginboy. The part of the sentence containing "find any time" doesn't work.

    I understand your use of "the same" and although I know that this has previously been discussed in another thread of yours and the majority agreed that you can use "the same", you should always be aware that it is usually reserved for formal/legal/business purposes. To say that you can use "the same" for the upgrading of your skills sounds rather pompous.

    Do you mean "If you have any spare time..." or "If you can find the time"?

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    Re: any time

    Yes, Dimcl, I mean that. More specifically, I want to say, "If you find even five minutes, you should use it on the said purpose.". By the way, what can I use in the place of " the same"?

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    Re: any time

    I would more expect to see:

    If you have/find any spare time, you could use it to upgrade your skills.

    However, this still seems a bit odd to me, because "any spare time" refers to a specific, usually relatively small amount of time, whereas "upgrading skills" could have quite a broad meaning.
    NZF

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    Re: any time

    Quote Originally Posted by Pidginboy View Post
    Yes, Dimcl, I mean that. More specifically, I want to say, "If you find even five minutes, you should use it on the said purpose.". By the way, what can I use in the place of " the same"?
    "Any of your spare time could be spent upgrading your skills". OR

    "Any spare time that you have could be spent upgrading your skills"

    "Any free time that you have..."

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