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A, An, Some, Any

We use A or AN with singular nouns.

A is used when a noun starts with a consonant sound;

e.g. a dog, a book, etc.

AN is used when a noun starts with a vowel sound;

e.g. an apple, an hour, etc.

We use SOME with countable nouns (only with their plural) and with uncountable nouns.

SOME is used in:

* positive sentences;

e.g. I have got some time.

* questions, expressing requests and offers;

e.g. Would you like some tea?

        Can I have some biscuits?

We use ANY with countable nouns (only with their plural) and with uncountable nouns.

ANY is used in:

* negative sentences;

e.g. I haven‘t got any time.  

* general questions;

e.g. Have you got any sisters?

      Is there any tea left?

 
Choose the correct
 

1. “Is there ... tea in this kitchen?”

any           some

a                an

9. “Are there any girls in your class?” “No, there aren´t … “

an              some

any            a

17. The Browns haven’t got  … children.

any           some

a                an

25. I haven’t got … books to read.

some         an

a                any

2.  Sorry, there isn’t … more tea.

some         any

a                an

10. Are there … lamps in the house?

some         a

any            an

18. Have the Collins got … children?

 an              some

a                any

26. Is there … book on the table?

a                an

some         any

3. Has Mr. Evans got … coffee?

some         any

an              a

11. This is … interesting newspaper.

a                an

any            some

19. “Is there any coffee in the kitchen?” “Yes, there is.....”

some         any

a                an

27.  There are … cups of tea on the table.

 some         any

a                an

4.  Have the Evans got … flat?

any            some

an              a

12.  “Have you got any glasses?” “No, I haven’t got …”

some         a

any          an

20. Have you got … chair for
me?
any            an
some         a

28.  Is there … beer in the glasses?

a              an

some         any

5.  There aren’t … flats to rent.

an               some

 any           a

13. There isn’t … water in the glass.

some         a

an              any

21. “Is there any coffee in the cup?” “Yes, there is …”

a                an

some         any

29.  There isn’t … beer in the bottle.

a                some

an              any

6.  Are there … boys in this class?

an              any

some       a

14. In the park there are … very nice trees.

some         any

an              a

22. I’m  reading … interesting book.

an              any

some         a

30. Mrs Green is having … coffee with milk.

some        any

a                an

7.  We haven’t got … cinemas here.

any        some

an          a

15. Mr. Smith is having … bread.

any            some

a                an

23. There are … children in the street.

any            some

an             a

31. Is there … wine in the glass?

 some         a

any            an

8. There are … girls in this class.

any            some

an              a

16. “Is there any beer in the glass” “No, there isn’t …”

some         any

a               an

24.  Has Peter got … interesting books?

 some         any

 an              a

32.  Have they got … books?

any            some

an               a

 

 

       

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