the quantifiers: some and any

Welcome to this new course, it will be about the quantifiers: some and any

These expressions are used to express the quantity of something when we are not interested in knowing the exact amount. They are used with both countable and uncountable nouns.

Some is usually used in positive statements:

  • I have some great ideas for the party tonight.
  • There are some birds on the tree.

As for Any, it’s used in negative statements:

  • I don’t need any help
  • I don’t understand any word of this text.

In questions, we use Some when we are offering something and encouraging to something:

  • Would you like some tea?
  • Do you want to take some books with you?

Any is also used in questions when we are not sure about the answer:

  • Do you have any brothers?
  • Does he have any friends?


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