There are a number of quantifiers in English grammar. They are quite useful in speaking. However, when it comes to their usage, many speakers are supposed to make mistakes. For this reason, we are going to learn two of them today, and we will learn how to use some and any in any sentence in English.

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Similarities Between Some and Any

It’s important to know the similarities between some and any.

  • They both are used with countable and uncountable nouns.
  • They are used when the amount is not known.

Examples:

Please allow me some space.

I don’t have any penny to spend.

Difference Between Some and Any

Let’s see the difference between some and any in order to use them properly in English sentences.

‘Some’ in Sentences

These are where to use ‘Some’ in sentences:

  • Positive sentences

Examples:

We have managed to raise some fund for children.

They have given us some extra days to prepare for the plays.

  • Offering or requesting

Examples:

Would you like some chocolate? (Offer)

Can you give me some change? (Request)

‘Any’ in sentences

This is where to use ‘Any’ in sentences.

  • In negative Sentences

Examples:

The customers have not paid any electricity bills in the last for months.

She may not have any choice.

  • When Asking Questions

Examples:

Is there any program on Sunday?

Have you ever used any furniture on rent?

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Exercise For This Lesson

Test your knowledge if you have studied the lesson "Some & Any."

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Would you like .... juice, sir?

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Have you booked ..... seat for me?

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I want them to do ...... work.

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You broke the rule. Did you pay ...... fine?

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Can you bring me .... food?

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Have they made .... plan for us?

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