Somebody requested that I teach a lesson on the differences between“some” and “any”.
“Some” and “any” are called quantifiers because they talk about the quantity of an item.
“Any” is used with questions and negative sentences.
- Do you need any food?
- I don’t have any food to give you.
- Is there any more fruit left?
- There isn’t any more fruit left.
“Some” is used with questions and positive sentences.
When using “some” for questions, offers, and requests, we are assuming the answer will be positive.
- May I have some wine? (Request)
- Would you like some flowers? (Offer)
- I have some fruit in the garden. (Positive sentence)
- She gave some wine to her friend. (Positive sentence)
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