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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.
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'.
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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