Please I need help with this issue.
I was taught that "some" can be used in interrogative questions in the following cases:
When we are making an offer, or a request, and we want to encourage the person we are speaking to, to say "Yes":
I was taking a test and found this question:
Where can I buy__toothpaste?
Seemingly the answer is "some" as the answersheet shows.
Why? No offer, no invitation, no clue for a yes answer. (Is that a request or is just a question?)
Where can I get "some" information?
Is that a request or is just a question?
In short, in what cases must I use some in an interrogative question, besides the one posted?
Thanks in advance for your help
These are both requests for information, not toothpaste (re #1)
Where can I buy some toothpaste?
Where can I get some information?
Where can I buy some toothpaste?-- presumes that toothpaste is available.
Can I buy any toothpaste?-- an inquiry about travelling in Lower Slobovia.
Where can I get some information?-- presumes the availability of such.
Where can I get any information?-- no idea whether info is available.
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