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    question about the use of "some"

    A friend from work told me her son was marked wrong by his teacher in a test for writing the sentence: "Are there some tomatoes in the fridge"? She said that he should have used "any" as tomatoes are a countable noun. Clearly he could have used "any", but my question is: is "some" correct as well? If not, is the reason given by the teacher the correct one? I am a native speaker but I have not heard of this distinction.

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    Re: question about the use of "some"

    "Are there some tomatoes in the fridge"? This is OK, I would prefer 'any but 'some' is acceptable, in my opinion.

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    Re: question about the use of "some"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "Are there some tomatoes in the fridge"? This is OK, I would prefer 'any but 'some' is acceptable, in my opinion.
    Hi, bhaisahab!

    I would prefer 'any' in the question sentence as in your instance, but 'some' would use in the simple sentence as "There are some tomatoes in the fridge."

    Am I not right?

    Not a teacher!!!!!!

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    Re: question about the use of "some"

    Yes, you are absolutely right.

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