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    #1

    SOME and ANY

    What a waiter in a restaurant would say to a client:- Would you like something to drink?- or- Would you like anything to drink?And - Can I get any drinks to start off?- Can I get some drinks to start off?

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    #2

    Re: SOME and ANY

    You will hear both some/something and any/anything used. When asking questions like this, where the answer is likely to be yes, we often use some. With the second question, I would use Can I get you any/some drinks....

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    #3

    Re: SOME and ANY

    Quote Originally Posted by tereza fontes View Post
    What a waiter in a restaurant would say to a client:-
    "What would a waiter in a restaurant say to a client?: "

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    #4

    Re: SOME and ANY

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    "What would a waiter in a restaurant say to a client?: "
    What does 'would' mean in the above sentence?

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    #5

    Re: SOME and ANY

    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/would Definition#6 may be helpful to you.

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    #6

    Re: SOME and ANY

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/would Definition#6 may be helpful to you.

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    I don't think #6 is the most suitable definition for the 'would' used in the sentence Winwin quoted.

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    #7

    Re: SOME and ANY

    I agree with you that it is not most suitable, but I could not find a more suitable one. Could you?

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    #8

    Re: SOME and ANY

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I agree with you that it is not most suitable, but I could not find a more suitable one. Could you?

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    I'm afraid not.

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    #9

    Re: SOME and ANY

    "Would" there is a conditional. If you wanted something to drink/If you could have anything to drink, what would you like/want?

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    #10

    Re: SOME and ANY

    Restaurant patrons are usually called customers or diners.



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