Are these acceptable normal English sentences

English / grammar / some - any

If we cannot or do not want to say an exact number or amount (e.g. with uncountable nouns) when specifying quantities, we can use English some and any use.

there are five children in the playground. (The number is important.)

there are some children in the playground.(I don't know how many - but you're not alone!)

I've got some money. (I don't know how much.)

Let's have some ice cream.


I haven't got any money.

Any and its compositions anybody, anywhere, anything, etc. are used for negations and questions.

Some with normal statements.

In German is enough no - in English is next to any still not needed.

negative sentences + questions

Is there any butter left?

Yes, there is some.

No, there isn't any.

Have you got any brothers and sisters?

Exceptions

positive sentences with any

If the result is irrelevant, any is used in positive sentences as well.

You can come and ask for my help any time.

Which book shall I read? - Any one. It's up to you.

You can sit anywhere but here. This is my seat!

Questions with some

For questions that expect a positive answer, such as offers, will some used:

Do you want some tea?

Interactive exercises

eays for beginners

Complete these sentences with "some" or "any" and their compounds.

Do you have any brothers or sisters?
If you're hungry there are some snacks in the fridge.
Would you like some cheese?
Are you going shopping? - No, I don’t need any food today.
Sorry, you can't have a milkshake. There isn't any more milk.
You need to buy some new milk. There isn't any left.

advanced

Complete these sentences with "some" or "any" and their compounds.

Would you like something to eat?

There's someone at the door. Can you see who it is?

Has anybody seen Rebecca this morning?

I said hello but he didn't say anything to me.

She hasn't got any brothers or sisters.

I still haven't read any of the books you gave me.

Did anyone see you leave school early?

I like some rock music, but not all.

Did you take any photos at the party?

I'd like some information about trains to London, please.

I had a late breakfast so I'm not going to have anything for lunch.

We spent the night at the station because we didn't haveanywhere to sleep.

Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, And Nobody

Move the words into the gaps:

This is a little story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody.

There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it.

Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.

Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody 's job.

Everybody thought that Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn't do it.

It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.

This is a little story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody.

There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it.

Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.

Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody 's job.

Everybody thought that Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn't do it.

It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.

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