( 12) SOME and ANY
1. We use “some” in a positive statement and “any” in a negative statement or a question.
2. We use both “some” and “any” with countable or uncountable nouns.
3. We use “some” in a question if it is an invitation or a request.
4. We join “some” and “any” with “one”, “body” or “thing” to form positive sentences and negative sentences respectively.
1. I have a sister. / I don’t have a sister. / Do you have any sister?
2. He bought some oranges. / He spent some time looking for his lost wallet. / There aren’t any eggs on sale here. / There isn’t any tea in the kettle.
3. Would you like to drink some milk? Can you do something for me?
4. Someone has taken my book. / Anyone could have taken it./ There’s somebody waiting to see you. / Has anybody seen the film? / I want something to eat. / Would you like anything else to eat?