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    Little man is offline Junior Member
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    any or some in wh-questions

    Hello there.
    I'd like to know which sentence is more natural.

    Where can I buy some/any cassettes?
    I canít find any paper. Who can give me some/any?
    Whose mother bought some/any food yesterday?
    So, my question is twofold.
    Can I use either some or any in wh-questions?
    If I can use both, then, what is the difference in meaning between them?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: any or some in wh-questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Little man View Post
    I'd like to know which sentence is more natural.

    Where can I buy some/any cassettes?
    I can’t find any paper. Who can give me some/any?
    Whose mother bought some/any food yesterday?
    So, my question is twofold.
    Can I use either "some" or "any" in wh- (space) questions?
    If I can use both, then, what is the difference in meaning between them?
    Only some is possible in those questions.

    Always set words you're writing about in italics, or surround them in quotation marks as I've done above.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: any or some in wh-questions

    "Whose mother bought any food yesterday?" is OK.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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