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How to use Some and Any

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'I bought some bread' or 'I bought any bread'?

Some

Countable and uncountable

Some is used with both countable and uncountable nouns:

Countable Nouns - 'Some people in my school like Jazz.'
Uncountable Nouns - 'There was some snow here last winter.'

Positive sentences

Some is used in positive sentences:

'I have some friends.'
'We bought some coffee.'

Offering

We use some in questions when we expect the answer to be 'yes' or when we are offering something, otherwise, we use any:

'Would you like some milk?

Requests

Some is also used in questions when we are making a request:

'Can I borrow some money?'

Any

Negative sentences

Any is used in negative sentences:

'I don't have any friends.'
'There isn't any bread left.'

Questions

Any is used in questions:

'Do you have any money?'
'Is there any sugar?'

Link: How to use 'By'

  • We will have ___ news soon.



  • Would you like ___ breakfast?



  • There is not ___ rain in summer.



  • Can I have ___ coffee?



  • I think I will have ___ toast.



  • Do you have ___ pets?



  • She had ___ good ideas.



  • He does not have ___ patience.







Comments

any friend

'I don't have any friends.'

With 'any', can we use countable 'plural' names? Or only singular countable and uncountable ones?

A teacher might say 'I don't

A teacher might say 'I don't have any Pauls in my class' or you can use 'anyone': 'I don't know anyone called Paul.'
I'll create a lesson in the near future using 'anyone/anybody/someone/somebody'. Thanks.

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Angel

any

any of us can speak english confinently

Awesome

I did very good:-)No one mistake
thank you Smile

Can i have some fag?.... is

Can i have some fag?.... is it correct?..hehe yay.... i had no mistake Applause

RE: Fag

"Can I have some fags" is correct, or "Can I have a fag."

Thanks,

Chris

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Thanks for revise

Some/Any

It's easy, you should only remember to use "some" for positive sentences and "any" for negative ones and questions. I am getting used to them, I can use them fluently.

some / any

This was a very good explained lesson, don't have any_thing or have some_thing.

Great, thanks Applause