Some is also in questions, but only when you think the answer wil be “Yes”. For example:- Do you have some paper? (I hope the answer is “Yes”)- Would you like some french fries? ( I expect the anwer is “Yes”)
Any is used in negative statements.
For example:- I don’t have any money.- There aren’t any taxis near here.
Any is also generally used in questions, especially when we expect the answer to be “No”. for example:- Do you have any paper? (I expect the answer will probably be “No”)- Is there any time to go to the doctor’s? ( I think there probably isn’t time).
This can however look and sound awkward, so you can sometimes just use ‘ instead. For example with names:Thomas’s book, Tess’s house can also be Thomas’ book, Tess’ house.
Some and any are often used like articles for plural nouns.
A/an is used for singular countable nouns, and some/any can be used for plural noun, countable or uncountable. For example:I have a newspaper, some newspapers, and some money. “A newspaper” is a singular countable noun so uses a, “newspapers” is a plural countable nouns so uses some, and money is an uncountable noun so also uses some.
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