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Elementary - Indefinite Determiners: Some and Any

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Monday, 01 June 2009

English grammar lesson on-line for elementary level students - An explanation of indefinite determiners 'some' and 'any' with audio and printable exercises.

We use the indefinite determiner 'some' in the positive forms, when we are not interested in the exact number of a quantity.

  • They have some friends in Milan.
  • There are some good restaurants in the area.
  • There are some trees in the garden.
  • We need some money.

We use the indefinite determiner 'any' in question and negative forms, when we are not interested in the exact number of a quantity.

  • We don't have any money.
  • There aren't any people.
  • Are there any interesting books in the library?
  • Are there any letters for me?

We always use the indefinite determiners 'some' and 'any' with plural nouns.

N.B. - We can use some to ask for and offer things.

  • Would you like some biscuits?
  • Can I have some tea?
  • Would you like some ice cream?


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