when to use some and any
|some||in affirmative sentences||a certain number,
a certain amount
|There are some biscuits left.|
|– in questions where the answer ‘yes’ is expected
– in offers and requests
|Could I have some attention, please?
Would you like some wine?
|any||– in negative sentences (+ NOT)
– with ‘negative’ words such as hardly, barely, scarcely, never, etc.
|There isn’t any cheese left.
There is hardly any cheese left. (= almost no)
|in questions where the answer can be ‘yes’ or ‘no’||Have you got any money?|
- some and any are used before plural or uncountable nouns.
- the choice between someone / anyone, something / anything, somebody / anybody, somewhere / anywhere is the same as between some and any.
- an affirmative sentence does not contain not/n’t and is not a question.
some or any
- exercise 1: choose any or some
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- exercise 7: fill in any or some
- exercise 8: choose any or some in interrogative sentences