The Differences Between SOME and ANY

In this lesson, you will learn the differences between SOME and ANY in English to master your English grammar.

Differences Between SOME and ANY

SOME vs ANY – What’s the difference?

SOME

  • SOME is used to mean ‘a little’ and ‘a few’.
  • Also, SOME can be used with both countable and uncountable nouns. When used with countable nouns, it means a few, when used with uncountable nouns, it means a little.
  • SOME, when used with countable nouns, nouns are plural and when used with uncountable nouns, they are always singular.

Examples:

  • I asked her to lend me some money.
  • I have got some money in my purse.
  • She needed some medicine yesterday but we didn’t find any open pharmacy last night.
  • He will bring some friends to the party next week.

ANY

  • ANY is used to mean ‘no’ or ‘zero’.
  • ANY can be used with both countable and uncountable names.
  • When it is used with countable nouns, they are always plural.
  • When it is used with uncountable nouns, they always become singular.

Examples:

  • There isn’t any butter.
  • There aren’t any clothes in the wardrobe.
  • We don’t have any money.

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The Differences Between SOME and ANY

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