Some or any
Some or any
WILL or GOING To- MUCH MANY SOME NO ANY- -ED or -ING ADJECTIVES
SOME or ANY
SOME: We use "some" in positive sentences. We use some for both countable and uncountable nouns.
Example: I have some friends.
ANY: We use "any" in negative sentences or questions. We use any for both countable and uncountable nouns.
Example: Do you have any ham? - He doesn't have any friends in Rome.
EXCEPTION: We use "some" in questions when offering or requesting something that is there.
Example: Would you like some bread? (offer) - Could I have some water? (request)
Now try these exercises:
What’s in this box? – trouble dolls from Peru.
Do you want a toffee or a lolly? – No, thank you, I don’t want sweets.
I know a good ghost story. – Please don’t tell me horror stories.
Here are apples for you. – No, thank you, I don’t want fruit.
Mum, could I have ice cream? – No, sorry, there isn’t left and I didn’t buy either.
Do you have a mascot? – Yes, I do. I have old coins.
Who was with you at the football match? – of my friends.
Here are chocolate nuts for you. – No, thank you.
I’m hungry. – Sorry, I haven’t bought bread.
Jenny went to the cinema with of her friends.
Has she got brothers or sisters? – Sorry, I don’t know.
Did they have news for you?
Would you like orange juice? – Yes, please.
I’m hungry. I’ll have sandwiches.
My parents don’t want presents for Christmas.
Here is food for the dog.
Peter doesn’t have friends. – That's sad. But why?? – I don’t know.
Do you know famous people? – Yes, I do.
Do you have idea what the boys are doing there in our garden?
My little sister already knows words in Spanish and French.
Could you pass me salt, please? - Yes, of course - here you are.
My best friend doesn’t have pets.