Some versus Any

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Some versus Any

Some and any are used to state the quantity, amount of something. When using these two words the exact number is not stated. Some and any are quantifiers. Let us see the difference between Some versus Any.

Usage of ‘Some’ and ‘Any’:

1. The exact number is not known.
2. The exact number is not important or relevant.
3. They are used with countable or uncountable nouns.

Usage of ‘Some’:

1. Countable nouns – Some people in my school like rock music.

2. Uncountable – There was some snowfall here last winter.

3. Positive sentences – I have some friends.

4. To make an offering – we use some here when we expect the answer to be, ‘yes.’ – would you like some water?

5. To make requests – can I borrow some money?

Usage of ‘Any’:

1. Negative sentences – I don’t have any friends.

2. To ask questions – Is there any fruit?

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