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    I wonder if Bill would lend me some money?

    I learned a great lesson about the difference between some and any that is some is "limited", while any is "unlimited", but is the following explanation correct from my grammar book? Or do I have to interpret them also from the "limited" or "unlimited" perspective?

    ex1)I wonder if Bill would lend me some money.- for positive expectation
    ex2)I wonder if Bill would lend me any money.- for negative or impossible expectation

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    Re: I wonder if Bill would lend me some money?

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    I learned a great lesson about the difference between some and any that is some is "limited", while any is "unlimited", but is the following explanation correct from my grammar book? Or do I have to interpret them also from the "limited" or "unlimited" perspective?

    ex1)I wonder if Bill would lend me some money.- for positive expectation
    ex2)I wonder if Bill would lend me any money.- for negative or impossible expectation
    - Bill, can you lend me some money?
    - No, I'm sorry, I can't.
    - What? You can't lend me any money?
    - No, I really can't. I'm completely broke. Sorry.
    - OK, thanks anyway, maybe Fred can lend me some.

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