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    Thumbs up "any" and "some"

    How can I easily teach students the usage of "any" and " some.


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    Re: "any" and "some"

    With examples.

    For instance:

    - There are some oranges on the table (affirmative)

    - There aren't any oranges on the table (negative)

    - Are there any oranges on the table? (question)

    So, we use "some" in affirmative sentences and "any" in negative ones and in questions.

    Espero que esta sencilla explicación sea lo que buscas.

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    Re: "any" and "some"

    Quote Originally Posted by Vanmee View Post
    So, we use "some" in affirmative sentences and "any" in negative ones and in questions.
    Note that we tend to use some instead of any when we expect a positive answer to the questions we are asking:
    Would you like some more pasta and salad? ~ No,thanks. I'm quite full.
    Shall I send you some information about our new products? - Yes, please do.
    Could you get me some rice when you go shopping?

    As for different uses of any , I found this quite helpful.

    bea


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    Quote Originally Posted by beascarpetta View Post
    Note that we tend to use some instead of any when we expect a positive answer to the questions we are asking:
    Would you like some more pasta and salad? ~ No,thanks. I'm quite full.
    Shall I send you some information about our new products? - Yes, please do.
    Could you get me some rice when you go shopping?

    As for different uses of any , I found this quite helpful.

    bea
    Oh yes, indeed!

    But in case Jgap's students are beginners, I'd advise to start with the basics and afterwards explain the exceptions to the rule (which you have explained very well here, Bea, I must say)

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    Re: "any" and "some"

    Quote Originally Posted by Vanmee View Post
    I'd advise to start with the basics and afterwards explain the exceptions to the rule (which you have explained very well here, Bea, I must say)
    my post was actually meant as additional information to your post since you had already explained the basics exceptionally well.
    we should do this (joint grammar adventures) more often
    regards,
    bea

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