Some and any worksheet

Some and Any Differences

Both some and any can refer to an indefinite quantity or number. They are used when it is not easy, or not necessary, to say exactly how much or many we are talking about.

  • I need some sugar.
  • Is there any water in the bottle?

Difference between some and any

Some is used in affirmative sentences. Any is used in negative and interrogative sentences.

  • I need some milk. (NOT I need any milk.)
  • Have you got any milk?
  • No, we haven’t got any milk. (NOT No, we haven’t got some milk.)

Some can be used in questions when we expect people to answer ‘Yes’.

  • Have you got some milk? (Here the speaker expects the hearer to say ‘yes’.)

Any can be used in affirmative clauses after negative words like never, hardly, without, little etc.

  • I finished the job without any difficulty.

Some and any worksheet

Complete the following sentences using some or any.

1.    I need to buy ……………………………. clothes.

2.    I want ……………………………. razor blades.

3.    There is hardly ……………………………. sugar left.

4.    Is there ……………………………. milk left?

5.    Have you got ……………………………. razor blades?

6.    Sorry, we haven’t got ……………………………. razor blades.

7.    You never give me ……………………………. help.

8. She hasn’t got ………………………….. friends.

9. I have got ………………………. letters for you.

10.  I have bought ……………………………. eggs.

Answers

1.    I need to buy some clothes.

2.    I want some razor blades.

3.    There is hardly any sugar left.

4.    Is there any milk left?

5.    Have you got any razor blades?

6.    Sorry, we haven’t got any razor blades.

7.    You never give me any help.

8.  She hasn’t got any friends.

9.  I have got some letters for you.

10.  I have bought some eggs.

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