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  1. 1. Use of Any and Some
  2. 2. • Barbara: Is there any milk left? Katherine: Yes, there is some in the bottle on the table. Barbara: Would you like some milk? Katherine: No, thank you. I don't think I'll drink any tonight. Could I have some water, please? Barbara: Sure. There is some in the fridge. • Barbara: Do you know anybody who comes from China? Katherine: Yes, I think there is someone who is Chinese in my English class. Barbara: Great, could you ask him some questions for me? Katherine: No problem. Is there anything special you want me to ask? Barbara: No, I don't have anything in particular in mind. Maybe you could ask him some questions about life in China. Is that OK? Katherine: I would be happy to do that for you.
  3. 3. • SOME • in positive sentences. • I have some friends. • ANY • in negative sentences or questions. • Do you have any cheese? • He doesn't have any friends in Chicago.
  4. 4. some • I got some nice presents for Christmas this year. • This job is going to take some time. • Look! There are some large black birds on the roof of the church. • You have some butter on your chin. • If you are hungry, there are some biscuits in the cupboard. • I'm sure I'll return to Japan some day. • There is somebody on the phone for you. • I'd like to go somewhere hot this summer.
  5. 5. any • I didn't get any nice presents for Christmas this year. • I looked in the cupboard but I couldn't find any biscuits. • I don't need any help. • She's so rude. No wonder she doesn't have any friends. • I don't have anything to wear to the dance. • I'm not hungry. I don't want anything to eat. • Do you have any brothers or sisters? • Did you catch any fish? • Have you seen any good films recently? • Does anyone know the answer? • Are you going anywhere this Christmas?
  6. 6. EXCEPTION • Would you like some bread? (offer) • • Could I have some water? (request)
  7. 7. • offering/requesting: • Would you like some more tea? • Could I have some milk, please? • Do you want something to eat? • it doesn't matter which ..: • You can come and ask for my help any time. • Which book shall I read? - Any one. It's up to you. • You can sit anywhere but here. This is my seat!
  8. 8. • SOMEBODY, SOMEWHERE, SOMETHING • We use "some" words - somebody, someone, somewhere and something - in positive sentences. • He lives somewhere near here.
  9. 9. • ANYBODY, ANYWHERE, ANYTHING • We use "any" words - anybody, anyone, anywhere and anything - in negative sentences or questions. • Do you know anything about that boy? • She doesn't have anywhere to go.
  10. 10. exercise1 • Would you ________like to eat? • I have _________money in my wallet. • Is there _______juice in the fridge? • He can't think of ________to do. • I'd like to go _______hot for my vacation. • Is there _______who plays tennis in your class? • I'm afraid I don't have ______answers to life's problems. • Could I have ________Coke?