Linked to Objectivist Living:
Go to: "Read First Chapter Free" at the right of the page. Navigate to the 6th page, last paragraph:
"Does any of them have a trace of momentary plausibility to you?"
An excerpt from: Understanding Objectivism: A Guide to Learning Ayn Rand's Philosophy
based on lectures given by Leonard Peikoff;
transcribed from audio tape and edited by Michael Berliner
Objectivist grammar, anyone? Leonard Peikoff bragged about Michael Berliner's editing talents (and, in turn, Berliner bragged that he edited only for style and grammar, not philosophical content), yet Berliner has a bit of a problem making a verb and its nominative (the pronominal adjective "any") agree in number.
"Do any of them have a trace of momentary plausibility to you?"
Much better. Berliner could have written "Does any one of them have a trace of momentary plausibility to you?", which construction would make "any" into an adjective modifying the nominative "one", the sense being "Any one of them does have momentary plausibility." Without "one," however, the sense is "Any of them do have momentary plausibility."
Then, again, we learned English grammar on Earth. Maybe Berliner learned his on Uranus.