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Some or Any

"Some" and "any" are determiners. They describe an amount or type of something. They are often used before plural countable nouns when the exact amount is not known or is not important. "Some" and "any" are also used before uncountable nouns. They cannot be used for singular nouns because both "some" and "any" mean more than one or an uncountable amount. This grammar structure is easy to memorize. The exercises below will help you practice "some" versus "any."

There are a few general rules:

Some: We use "some" with positive sentences ("I'll have some coffee"), offers ("Do you want some coffee?") and requests ("Can I have some coffee?")

Any: We generally use "any" with negative sentences ("I don't want any coffee") and questions that are not offers or requests ("Do you have any coffee?")

Question 1:
Can I have ? bread?
1 any
2 some
Question 2:
Are there ? bananas?
1 some
2 any
Question 3:
Do you have ? money?
1 any
2 some
Question 4:
I would love ? cookies.
1 some
2 any
Question 5:
Would you like ? tea?
1 any
2 some
Question 6:
Could I borrow ? sugar?
1 any
2 some
Question 7:
We should buy ? rice.
1 any
2 some
Question 8:
I can't have ? caffeine at night.
1 any
2 some
Question 9:
I'd like ? water, please.
1 any
2 some
Question 10:
Is there ? candy left?
1 some
2 any
Question 11:
She wants to buy ? movie tickets.
1 any
2 some
Question 12:
Have you seen ? of my cats?
1 some
2 any
Question 13:
Does the flight have ? available seats?
1 any
2 some
Question 14:
Can I offer you ? snacks?
1 some
2 any
Question 15:
I don't have ? paper in my bag.
1 some
2 any
Question 16:
He needs ? medicine for his cold.
1 some
2 any
Question 17:
We don't have ? plans for the weekend
1 any
2 some
Question 18:
Do you have ? advice?
1 any
2 some
Question 19:
Is there ? way to fix this broken vase?
1 any
2 some
Question 20:
The bakery offers ? delicious pastries and cakes.
1 any
2 some