#49 - Some and Any - English Grammar

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Some and Any

"Some" and "any" are quantifiers that indicate an unknown amount or quantity of something. They are used when the exact number, amount, or quantity is not known or stated. "Some" and "any" can be used with countable and uncountable nouns.


"Some" indicates an unknown or unspecified amount. It is generally used in positive sentences and questions.
  • I have some money in the bank.
  • They know some great doctors.
  • I have some good friends.
  • Do you have some money?
  • Can I have some coffee?


"Any" indicates one or more of something without any specification. It is generally used in negative sentences or questions.
  • I don't have any money.
  • They don't have any children.
  • There aren't any books left.
  • Do you have any idea what happened?
  • Do the police have any clue who committed the crime?

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