When to use SOME vs ANY? Some and any are both determiners. They are used to modify nouns. The article will help you learn how to use SOME and ANY and understand the differences between these determiners.
SOME vs ANY
How to Use 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.
- Can you lend me some money until tomorrow?
- I must withdraw some money from the bank.
- Lyn sent some pictures from the wedding.
- He has bought some tropical fruits.
How to Use ANY
- Any is used to mean “no” or “zero“.
- Any can be used with both countable and uncountable nouns.
- When it is used with countable nouns, they are always plural.
- When it is used with uncountable nouns, they always become singular.
- I won’t give her any more if she’s ungrateful.
- The baby can’t keep any food down.
- You can’t go out without any shoes.
- Do you have any tickets for the concert?