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    some and any in "Do you think"-questions

    Hello,
    Usually we prefer 'any' in questions, but will there be any difference brought about by the use of 'Do you think' at the beginning of the sentence as the clause coming next sounds like a statement? Which way is correct or are both possible?
    Do you think there is some / any bread in the bag? (=Is there any bread in the bag?)
    I will be very grateful for your help.

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    Re: some and any in "Do you think"-questions

    Both "Do you think there is some bread in the bag?" and "Do you think there is any bread in the bag?" are grammatically correct.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: some and any in "Do you think"-questions

    Thank you very much. Could you possibly clear it up if these questions mean absolutely the same thing or not? Is there any difference at all in their meaning? Which is more natural?

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    Re: some and any in "Do you think"-questions

    They have the same meaning.

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