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Some and any - differences

Some suggests an indefinite quantity or number. It is most common in affirmative clauses. In questions and negatives, we normally use any to express the same idea.


  • I want some milk.
  • Is there any milk left?
  • No, there isn’t any milk left.

Some can be used in questions that express offers and requests.

  • Would you like some coffee? (NOT Would you like any coffee?)
  • Could I have some rice, please?

Any can be used in affirmative clauses after words that have a negative meaning. Examples are: hardly, scarcely, never, little.

  • You hardly give me any help. (NOT You hardly give me some help.)
Category: Problem Points | Added by: Teacher_Koce (2014-04-26)
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