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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 - Quantifiers: some, any, no - Few/Little/Less - Each or Every
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    Some and any


     Some

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

    Example:
    I have some books.
    She wants some apples.

     

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

    Example:
    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')

     

       Any

     Used in negative statements.

    Example:
    I don't have any money.
    I'm here without any money. 
    There aren't any taxis near here.

     

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

    Example:
    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).

     

      Notice

    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.

     

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





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    1. Fred is very busy: he doesn't have
    time for his family.

    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.

    The 3 sentences below are a dialogue:


    6. Do you have
    orange juice? I don't see it in the fridge.

    7. No, I don't! But I have
    grapefruit juice if you want!

    8. Do you want
    ?... / Oh yes, please.




    9. Silly boys! They went to town without
    money!









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