Some vs Any

13 April 2014 by Diane

We use some and any with non-countable nouns and countable nouns (plural)

We use
some in positive sentences.

ex. I bought some bread and some eggs at the supermarket.   (non-countable and plural countable)

Bread is non-countable.                                       Eggs are countable.

We use any in general questions and negative sentences.

ex. I don’t have any milk in the house.                         Do you have any children? (General Question)
(Negative sentence)



We use some in questions that are offers or requests (when we want to encourage the listener to say “yes”)

ex. Would you like some more wine? (Offer)                Could I have some ice cream? (Request)


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