One Point English Lesson: Some & Any

Michael Uncategorized 1 Comment

We use some in positive sentences:

  • I have some free time today.
  • Jim just got some peaches from the market.
  • I heard Tom had some trouble with his homework.

We use any with negative sentences:

  • I don’t have any free time today.
  • Jim said he couldn’t find any peaches from the market.
  • Tom didn’t have any trouble with his homework.

We usually use any in questions:

  • Do you have any free time today?
  • Did Jim find any peaches at the market?
  • Do you know if Tom had any trouble with his homework?

Do you have any free time today? If so, what will you do?

By the way, if someone asks you a question, but you don’t know the answer, you can say, “Beats me!” “Beats me” is a slang expression and should only be used in casual situations.

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