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Should you use some, for example, in the following two sentences? if you don't use it, how does the feeling change?
Would you like some orange juice?
Would you like orange juice?
I caught some fish yesterday.
I caught fish yesterday.
Thank you very much.
No, Harry, you can't say little fish unless you're talking of what's on your plate. You must be calquing Russian (or Armenian).
Thank you very much, MikeNewYork, Harry Smith and Humble.
Some is used to show quantity.
So, when you say "I caught some fish yesterday", it means you caught a particular quantity of fish. But, when you say " I caught fish yesterday", it doesn;t imply quantity, but only the action of catching fish.
BY the way, "little fish" means "No fish". it is a negative expression. to say that there is only a negligible amount of something, you have to use "a little".
"There is little water in the bottle" means there is no water in the botle.
"There is a little water in the bottle" means there is some watre, but not a large quantity.
Hope this helps
I see, sandhya sya. Thank you very much.