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  1. moonlike's Avatar
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    I don't suppose you have any/some money to lend me?


    I don't suppose you have ----------- money to lend me, do you?
    The answer is "any". However, I have my doubt about it. Can't we say 'some'? As far as I remember we can use some in questions that we expect a 'yes answer'. I know it's not a question but it seems like a request. Like 'have you got some money to lend me?'.

    If I'm not right, could you please let me know the reason why we use 'any' here?

    Thanks a lot.
    Being a non-native teacher, I'm so thrilled being in such a superb forum.

  2. Barb_D's Avatar
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    Re: I don't suppose you have any/some money to lend me?

    The use of "I don't suppose" shows that you expect a "no" answer.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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