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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.

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