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    'Some and any' when functioning as determiners, can they take a singular countable noun? knowing that they mean 'certain amount of sth', they have to be followed by plural countable noun (or uncountable noun). BUT how about these examples?
    - you can penetrate any/some place you go.
    - You cannot claim any/some time you spent commuting between your home and the entrance.

    are they (i.e. place & time) taking here in the non-count sense?
    they can take singular countable nouns although they mean 'certain amount'?

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    Re: some

    'Some and any' can take a singular countable noun. " They" DONíT "have to be followed by plural countable noun (or uncountable noun)."

    Example: I ate some (~ an) apple.

    Example: Any (~ one out of many) magazine will do.


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