no matter what

azz

Senior Member
armenian
Can one say
a. It is not impossible for him to play any song.
b. It is not impossible for him to play no-matter-what song.
c. It is not impossible for him to play any song you can think of.

?

The sentences are mine, but the whole question was inspired by my friend.

The idea would be more readily expressed as
It is possible for him to play any song.

Many thanks.
 
  • azz

    Senior Member
    armenian
    Thank you Manoj,

    Actually, I was pretty sure (c) was the correct one. I have doubts about the other two.
    Let's see what the others say about those sentences.

    Many thanks.
     

    manoj_basha

    New Member
    telugu-india
    Thank you Manoj,

    Actually, I was pretty sure (c) was the correct one. I have doubts about the other two.
    Let's see what the others say about those sentences.

    Many thanks.
    Thankyou for responding my answer.. and I'm not sure which one is correct. Hope we'll get the best from our friends..
     

    azz

    Senior Member
    armenian
    Thank you Manoj,

    I think if you are not sure of your reply, you'd better wait for someone else to answer the question.
    That way the person answering the question won't have to read a long thread and will directly answer the question.

    Many thanks.
     

    DonnyB

    Sixties Mod
    English UK Southern Standard English
    I don't think (b) works. :(

    But the construction "It is not impossible for him to..." sounds very stilted and unnatural there.

    In normal idiomatic English we would just say "He can..." :)
     
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