My problem is the following conversation, after a student suddenly shouts in the middle of the class:
- What is the meaning of なんでも with a negative verb? In every grammar book I read, all the examples are given with affirmative verbs, meaning ‘anything’ as in ‘anything goes’, ‘any one is fine’.
- Is なんでもsimilar to the English ‘anything’ when used with negative verbs, as in ‘I don’t want anything?
- Why not answering the teacher 何もありません, which was my first try?
Thanks for your help.