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Some or any?

Some and Any are used when it is not easy or necessary to say exactly the number of something.

A man is standing next to a giant fridge containing some beer.

Is there any beer in the fridge? There is some.

Some is for positive sentences. Any is for negative sentences and questions.
Compare:
• I will buy some beer.
(Positive)
• Have you got any beer?
(A question)
• You never give me any beer.
(Negative because no beer is given)

Some can be used in questions when we want or think the answer will be yes.
• Would you like some more tea?
(The speaker is offering the listener some tea, and would like them to have it)
• Could I have some tea, please?
(The speaker expects the listener to say yes)

Remember: Some for positive sentences, and when we want or think the answer will be yes. Any for negative sentences and questions.
  • Exercise 1

    Remember: Some for positive sentences, and when we want or think the answer will be yes. Any for negative sentences and questions.

    Use some or any to complete the sentences.

    Remember: Some for positive sentences, and when we want or think the answer will be yes. Any for negative sentences and questions.

    Use some or any to complete the sentences.

    Exercise 2

    Remember: Some for positive sentences, and when we want or think the answer will be yes. Any for negative sentences and questions.

    Use some or any to complete the sentences.

    Remember: Some for positive sentences, and when we want or think the answer will be yes. Any for negative sentences and questions.

    Use some or any to complete the sentences.

    Exercise 3

    Use some or any to complete the sentences.

    Use some or any to complete the sentences.

  • Remember: Some for positive sentences, and when we want or think the answer will be yes. Any for negative sentences and questions.

    Where there some snowmen in the park?

     Hundreds of snowmen in a park.