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can I use some with singular countable words? 8)
 

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Sometimes; you'll hear 'That was some game', which means that it was an excellent or extraordinary game.;-)
 

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carla guaraldi said:
can I use some with singular countable words? 8)

In addition to what TDOL said, one can use some with a singular noun to mean "unspecified" or "unknown".

Some man just called.
Some dog killed our cat.

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can I have some grape? can I take some orange? Are those wrong?????
Should I say can I have some grapes ? Thanks for the two answers you have already given me. :shock:
 

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carla guaraldi said:
can I have some grape? can I take some orange? Are those wrong?????
Should I say can I have some grapes ? Thanks for the two answers you have already given me. :shock:

Those would be wrong if you mean the fruit.

You could say "Can I have some grape/orange" if you were offered a choice of several juices/sodas, but you would really be saying "some grape/orange juice/soda, even if you didn't say the last word. :wink:
 
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You said they would be wrong if I meant the fruit, Could you give me an example of some related to grape , apple, banana? because it sounds strange to say can I have some bananas? It sounds like I want more than one... I would like an example of some with a singular countable noun, the examples you gave me sound like exception to the rule,
I was studying the uses of any for plural countable nouns and uncountable do I have to apply these rules to some????
 

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carla guaraldi said:
You said they would be wrong if I meant the fruit, Could you give me an example of some related to grape , apple, banana? because it sounds strange to say can I have some bananas? It sounds like I want more than one... I would like an example of some with a singular countable noun, the examples you gave me sound like exception to the rule,
I was studying the uses of any for plural countable nouns and uncountable do I have to apply these rules to some????

Yes, if you say "some bananas" you are asking for more than one. If you want one banana, ask for one banana or a banana. My examples were exceptions. It sounded as if that was what you wanted. When we use countable nouns, we use one" or "a" for the singular.
 
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