whichever ones

azz

Senior Member
armenian
Can one say

a. Take whichever ones you want.
b. Take any ones you want.

?

The sentences are mine.

My feeling is that (a) is fine. I have doubts about (b).

Many thanks.
 
  • velisarius

    Senior Member
    British English (Sussex)
    Yes, "any ones" doesn't sound good to me, though I'm sure many people would say it (in BE). Wait for other opinions.

    Take any (of them) you want.

    I think "Are there any particular ones you want?" is fine though.
     
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