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      • Native Language:
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      • Turkey
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    • Join Date: Mar 2006
    • Posts: 10

    Unhappy something or anything

    hi, everybody!

    I have a stupid question about some- and any-. Actually, I think that I know when to use some or any.
    some is used in affirmative sentences and request/offer questions,
    any - in negatives and questions (except above mentioned).

    well... I can't decide what kind of question is this one?

    Can you see something/anything on that wall?

    I think that it has to be with anything, but I'm not sure... sometimes this question seems like a request to me... Please, help!

    • Join Date: May 2009
    • Posts: 48

    Re: something or anything

    Either sentence could be used, dependent on context.

    For Example

    If you could not see anything on the wall and you were asking somebody else if they agreed with you.

    If you could not see anything on the wall, but expecting to see something.


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