Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. youandcorey's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: Oct 2010
    • Posts: 79
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    any or some / anything or something

    Which is the best A or B ?

    1. Did you enjoy (anything or something) on your summer vacation?
    2. Did your family take a trip (anywhere or somewhere) ?
    3. Did you meet (any or some) relatives during the summer vacation?
    4. Did you meet (any or some) friends during the summer vacation?
    5. Did you rent (any or some) movies during the summer vacation?
    6. Did you rent (any or some) music CD during the summer vacation?
    7. Did you buy (any or some) snacks during the summer vacation?
    8. Did you call (anyone or someone) during the summer vacation?
    9. Did you play (any or some) sports during the summer vacation?
    10. Did you try (anything or something) new on the summer vacation?

    Thank you for your time and help!
    Last edited by youandcorey; 28-Jun-2011 at 00:39.

  2. 5jj's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Oct 2010
    • Posts: 28,167
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: any or some / anything or something

    Quote Originally Posted by youandcorey View Post
    Which is the best A or B ?
    It depends what you want to say. Both are possible. With 'some', the speaker is limiting or restricting the idea in some way; with any, there is no restriction.

  3. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 24,988
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: any or some / anything or something

    Sentence 1 makes no sense with A or B. I think there's a word missing.

  4. bhaisahab's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 23,077
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #4

    Re: any or some / anything or something

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Sentence 1 makes no sense with A or B. I think there's a word missing.
    Yes, "during" or "on".

  5. youandcorey's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: Oct 2010
    • Posts: 79
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #5

    Re: any or some / anything or something

    Thank you for your input.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •