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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #3990: Some and any
    > Other English exercises on the same topic: Quantities [Change theme]
    > Similar tests: - Placement test 1 - Countable or Uncountable? - Some / Any / Much / Many - Countables and uncountables - Adverbs of degree - Few/Little/Less - All or Whole .... - Too (much/many) or Enough
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    Some and any


     Used to show an indefinite quantity (the exact number is not important) and in affirmative statements.

    I have some books.
    She wants some apples.


       Used in questions, but only when you think the answer will be 'Yes'.

    Do you have some paper?
    (I hope the answer will be 'Yes')
    Would you like some french fries? ( I expect the answer will be 'Yes')



     Used in negative statements.

    I don't have any money.
    There aren't any taxis near here.


     Used in questions, especially when we expect the answer will be 'No'.

    Do you have any paper?
    (I expect the answer will probably be 'No')
    Is there any time to go to the doctor's?
    ( I think there probably isn't time).



    Some and any are often used like articles for plural nouns.

    - A/an is used for singular countable nouns, and some/any can be used for plural noun, countable or uncountable.


       I have a newspaper, some newspapers, and some money.


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    1. Fred is very busy : he doesn't have time.
    2. Let's listen to music and watch the stars in the sky!
    3. We need butter and bread for dinner.
    4. I have very old books! do you want to see them?
    5. Rachel meets friends at the weekend.
    6. Do you have orange juice ? I don't see it in the fridge.
    7. No, I don't ! But I have grapefruit if you want !
    8. Do you want ? ...Oh yes please.
    9. Silly boys! They went to town without money !

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