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    is there a possibility to use SOME for singular?

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    Default Re: some/any

    Quote Originally Posted by nadida View Post
    Is there a possibility of using 'some' for the singular?
    Welcome to the forums. nadida.

    Please use standard English as an example to students.

    Yes, there is. See meaning #2 below.

    some - WordReference.com Dictionary of English


    A: 'Somebody's at the door asking for you.'

    B: 'Who is it?'

    A: 'Some fat dude with a bald head.'

    Rover

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    Default Re: some/any

    Quote Originally Posted by nadida View Post
    Is there a possibility to use SOME for singular?
    Wellcome to the forums, nadida. Can you give us an example of what you mean?

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    Default Re: some/any

    If you are asking if "some" can be used with a singular noun – yes.

    "That was some party last night".
    Here, "some" expresses admiration, being impressed, that something is remarkable.

    "Some person just stole my wallet".
    "Some person" means an unknown or unspecified person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Wellcome to the forums, nadida. Can you give us an example of what you mean?
    QUOTE)Well,thanks,that's what I asked for,if there is a countable noun in singular,because we usually use it meaning NOT MANY,with plural or NOT MUCH,for UC,but sometimes I hear it with countable singular,is it the same with formal English?(QUOTE)

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