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    Would you like some/any milk ?

    What is correct : Would you like some/any milk ?
    And why ?

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    Exclamation Re: Would you like some/any milk ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    What is correct : Would you like some/any milk ?
    And why ?
    You can use anyone, because both may be used in affirmative or negative questions.

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    Re: Would you like some/any milk ?

    Quote Originally Posted by sarat_106 View Post
    You can use anyone, because both may be used in affirmative or negative questions.
    Thanks. But is it correct to say : "Would you like some apples ?", or is it "Would you like any apples ?"

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    Exclamation Re: Would you like some/any milk ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    Thanks. But is it correct to say : "Would you like some apples ?", or is it "Would you like any apples ?"
    Yes, excepting nagative statements you can treat both words as synonyms.
    You do not like some apples. (incorrect)
    You do not like any apple. (correct)


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    Re: Would you like some/any milk ?

    You do not like some apples. (incorrect)
    Why?


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    Re: Would you like some/any milk ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    What is correct : Would you like some/any milk ?
    And why ?
    Would you like some..or Would you llike any...? - Yahoo! Answers
    I hope this helps.

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    Exclamation Re: Would you like some/any milk ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kondorosi View Post
    Why?
    Because the meaning may sometimes appear cryptic(not in this case), in particular when a sentence is grammatically positive, but the meaning of the sentence is negative. Have a look at these sentences.
    My brother never takes some milk with non vegetarian food.
    My brother never takes any milk with non vegetarian food.
    I don’t care for some ice cream with my chocolate cake.
    I don’t care for any ice cream with my chocolate cake.
    Last edited by sarat_106; 13-Jan-2010 at 07:29.


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    Re: Would you like some/any milk ?

    You do not like some apples.

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    Re: Would you like some/any milk ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kondorosi View Post
    You do not like some apples.
    Agreed. IMHO the idea expressed with any/some should not be explained in terms of positives or negatives at all.


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    Re: Would you like some/any milk ?

    'some' expresses the idea is restricted in some way. On the other hand, any is free from limitations.

    Compare:
    I like some people.
    I like any people.

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