I just have some douts between " some & any" for example how ll be better : Do you have any brothers or sister
May 16, 2010 7:12 PM
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deep_blue's answer is correct, but i'd like to add that we also use some in offers like: would you like some tea? we also use some in questions when we think the answer is yes like; is there still some juice in the fridge?
May 17, 2010
Both the words "some" and "any' are use for countable and uncountable nouns. Some means a few or a little. And any means none in negative sentences, and a few or a little in questions. Positive sentences: we use "some", Example: I have bought some bread. I have bought some apples. In negative sentences, we use any, In negative clauses, we use any. Note, however, that any alone is not a negative - it must be not ... any Example: I have not bought any bread. I have not bought any apples. In questions, we usually use any. Example: Have you bought any bread? Have you bought any apples?
May 16, 2010
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