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Should not it be, Would you like "something" to drink?



 
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Should not it be, Would you like "something" to drink? #1 (permalink) Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:48 am   Should not it be, Would you like "something" to drink?
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #181 "Basic Grammar Exercises (2)", question 3

Would you like ......... to drink?

(a) any
(b) anything
(c) some
(d) many

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #181 "Basic Grammar Exercises (2)", answer 3

Would you like anything to drink?

Correct answer: (b) anything

Your answer was: correct
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Do you agree with me ,the usage of anything is wrong here?

Should not it be , Would you like "something" to drink?
As anything gives a negative meaning as compared to something
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Should not it be, Would you like "something" to drink? #2 (permalink) Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:20 am   Should not it be, Would you like "something" to drink?
 

Hi,

In this test the correct word to use is 'anything'. There is a difference between 'anything' and 'something' in a question like the one in the test. If I say: Do you want anything to drink? I am asking whether the other person wants a drink of any kind at all. If I say: Do you want something to drink? I want to know whether the other person needs a drink or possibly something to eat.

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