- Differentiate between the usage of “some” and “any” through understanding notes and a game of making sentences.
- Use the determiners “some” and “any” correctly and appropriately in sentences and daily conversation.
- Critical thinking skills
- preparation for the real world
- Used in positive sentences
- Both for countable and uncountable nouns
- “A certain number of”/ “a certain amount of” but the exact quantity is unknown.
1. I have some friends.
2. There is some cake left in the fridge.
o We use “some” in questions when offering/requesting something that is there.
o Offering: Would you like some bread?
o Request: Could I have some water?
- Used in negative sentences or questions.
- Both for countable and uncountable nouns.
- A small/large amount of something which may/may not be there.
- A sentence using “any” is GRAMATICALLY POSITIVE but the meaning is NEGATIVE.
1. Do you have any cheese?
2. She doesn’t have any friends in school.
*The difference between the usage of "some" and "any" is so subtle, I sometimes miss it too! So it is important that you know what they are used for. You have to practice to really nail it, so here is a little game to test your understanding!
Click on this link below to play the "board game" that I've created on "some" and "any" !
Now that you know and have formed sentences on the quantifiers, try answering these questions!