What would you do if you had complete control over any aspect of your life?

#1

What does the following sentence sound like to you? Does it sound natural?

‘What would you do if you had complete control over any aspect of your life?’

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#2

The “any” sounds a bit odd. I mean, I think I have complete control over what tv shows I watch - does that count?

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#3

Good question, how about we replace any with every? I mean, wouldn’t having control over every single aspect of your life be a compelling goal?

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#4

There would be nobody to blame if things don’t go the way you like! But seriously, since I have been in sort of a mid-life crisis mode lately, it is a very interesting question. I feel like there is very little that I am in control of, most of my life seems to be facilitating others, and I tend to cede much of the control to them.

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#5

Torsten, to me, if you use every, it will be acceptable since ‘any’ sounds odd. The word any suits here: What would you do if you didn’t have complete control over any aspect of your life? More usually, ‘any’ is used in negative sentences.

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#6

Any aspect of life won’t get completed till we master of the subject what we learn.

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