Posted by: Idioma Extra | January 15, 2015

Grammar Guru

Some vs. Any


some any

Some typically implies a specific type or form. For example:
I bought some candles.
Some of my Facebook friends live in San Diego.

Some is only used in a question when an offer is being made, or there is a request for something. For example:
Do you need some assistance?
Could I have some more of that pecan pie?

Use any when you’re talking about something that is not specific. For example:
I don’t want any help.
There isn’t any pecan pie.

Any also describes an indefinite or an incomplete quantity when the speaker can not, or does not need or want to specify a number or an exact amount. For example:
He does not have any friends on the team.


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