Unit 03: Some and Any.

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    Post by nuhru_1098 on Sat Aug 16, 2008 12:32 pm

    Determiners: Some, Any

    Some = a little, a few or a small number or amount

    Any = one, some or all

    Usually, we use some in positive (+) sentences and any in negative (-) and question (?) sentences.

    + I have some money. I have $10.
    - I don't have any money. I don't have $1 and I don't have $10 and I don't have $1,000,000. I have $0.
    ? Do you have any money? Do you have $1 or $10 or $1,000,000?

    In general, we use something/anything and somebody/anybody in the same way as some/any.

    Look at these examples:

    He needs some stamps.
    I must go. I have some homework to do.
    I'm thirsty. I want something to drink.
    I can see somebody coming.
    He doesn't need any stamps.
    I can stay. I don't have any homework to do.
    I'm not thirsty. I don't want anything to drink.
    I can't see anybody coming.
    Does he need any stamps?
    Do you have any homework to do?
    Do you want anything to drink?
    Can you see anybody coming?

    We use any in a positive sentence when the real sense is negative.

    I refused to give them any money. (I did not give them any money)
    She finished the test without any difficulty. (she did not have any difficulty)

    Sometimes we use some in a question, when we expect a positive YES answer. (We could say that it is not a real question, because we think we know the answer already.)

    Would you like some more tea?
    Could I have some sugar, please?

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    Post by markitus_11 on Sat Aug 16, 2008 4:53 pm

    Thanks for the information


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    Post by nuhru_1098 on Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:16 pm

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