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    Some

    Hi,
    I'm beginner in English. I learned about adjectives, comparative adjectives and superlative adjectives.
    Examples:

    My house is big. [big = adjective]
    My house is bigger. [bigger = comparative adjective]
    My house is the biggest. [biggest = superlative adjective]

    But what is the word "some"? Is an adjective or something else?

    The girl has some cake.

    Does "some" have comparative and superlative form?
    I would be grateful for any suggestion. Thank you!

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    Re: Some

    Quote Originally Posted by zoltankr View Post
    Hi,
    I'm beginner in English. I learned about adjectives, comparative adjectives and superlative adjectives.
    Examples:

    My house is big. [big = adjective]
    My house is bigger. [bigger = comparative adjective]
    My house is the biggest. [biggest = superlative adjective]

    But what is the word "some"? Is an adjective or something else?

    The girl has some cake.

    Does "some" have comparative and superlative form?
    I would be grateful for any suggestion. Thank you!
    Have a look here: some determiner (UNKNOWN AMOUNT) - definition in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

    No, there is no comparative or superlative form.

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    Re: Some

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Thanks your time is greatly appreciated.

    I read that in negative form we need to change "some" to "any".

    He has some money.
    He doesn't have any money.

    Are my two sentences grammatically correct?

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    Re: Some

    Quote Originally Posted by zoltankr View Post

    Does "some" have comparative and superlative form?
    I could accept

    'My sister spent some money but I spent more. Our brother spent most money'.

    I read that in negative form we need to change "some" to "any".

    He has some money.
    He doesn't have any money.

    Are my two sentences grammatically correct?

    Yes.

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    Re: Some

    If you can count what the person has:

    The girls picked applies this afternoon.
    Mary has some apples.
    Margot has more applies than Mary.
    Maggie has the most applies of all the girls.
    Meg has fewer apples tha Mary.
    Mallory has the fewest apples, except for Melissa. Melissa has no apples at all, or Melissa doesn't have any apples.


    If you cannot count what the person:

    We got some snow here overnight.
    My sister in New York got more snow than we did.
    My brother in Canada got the most snow of all of us in the family.
    My aunt in Missouri got less now than we did.
    My cousin in Virginia got the least amount of snow, except for Uncle Edgar in Hawaii. He didn't get any snow at all.
    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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    Re: Some

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    If you can count what the person has:

    The girls picked applies this afternoon.
    Mary has some apples.
    Margot has more applies than Mary.
    Maggie has the most applies of all the girls.
    Meg has fewer apples tha Mary.
    Mallory has the fewest apples, except for Melissa. Melissa has no apples at all, or Melissa doesn't have any apples.


    If you cannot count what the person:

    We got some snow here overnight.
    My sister in New York got more snow than we did.
    My brother in Canada got the most snow of all of us in the family.
    My aunt in Missouri got less now than we did.
    My cousin in Virginia got the least amount of snow, except for Uncle Edgar in Hawaii. He didn't get any snow at all.
    Thank you very much! I wrote all this into my notebook.
    Last edited by zoltankr; 17-Dec-2013 at 15:27.

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