Using Some or Any in English – Video with Exercise
Some or any? You probably learned this in your beginner English class but…. did you learn the exceptions? Do you understand the difference in meaning? This video reviews the basic rules of ‘some’ or ‘any’ and also explains the exceptions to the rule.
If you have been studying English for a while you understand that English has grammar rules and then has a lot of exceptions to the rules. Well like most of English some and any have exceptions.
For example, you can say. Can I have some tea? Why can you say this when you know the basic grammar rule is to use ‘any‘ for questions? Another example: She made it home without any problems. It isn’t a negative sentence and it isn’t a question, but it’s ok to use any.
Watch the video and do the exercises below to test your knowledge:
Write your answers in comments, and we’ll correct them.
1. Before we leave, I have to get ______ water and my wallet. Wait a moment.
2. ________ people think that drinking wine is bad for you but many studies have proven the benefits of 2 glasses of wine every night!
3. I don’t have ______ children yet, but we want to have two or three eventually.
4. Don’t worry about going to visit the tourist sights tomorrow. _______ bus will take you to the center of town.
5. Are there ________ Mexican restaurants in your part of town?
6. “What type of music do you want to listen to?” “Oh, __________. I just want to hear some music!”
7. Would you like _____ wine with your meal, sir?
8. Yes, I would. Bring me _____ red wine that you have.
9. Do you want _____ help with your homework?
10. This was an easy exercise and I didn’t make ______ mistakes!