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I should use "some" instead of "any"



 
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I should use "some" instead of "any" #1 (permalink) Fri Apr 21, 2006 14:46 pm   I should use "some" instead of "any"
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #99 "a, some or any", question 8

Is there ......... orange juice left in the fridge?

(a) a
(b) some
(c) any

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #99 "a, some or any", answer 8

Is there any orange juice left in the fridge?

Correct answer: (c) any

Your answer was: incorrect
Is there some orange juice left in the fridge?
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Why is my answer incorrect?
When I expect a positive answer to my question I should use "some" instead of "any".
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Some vs any #2 (permalink) Sun Apr 23, 2006 5:43 am   Some vs any
 

Hi,

Some is used in questions where we are sure about the answer eg. Is there some orange juice left in the fridge? (means I think there is).

Hope this helps,

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I should use "some" instead of "any" #3 (permalink) Mon Apr 24, 2006 22:08 pm   I should use "some" instead of "any"
 

Or explained another way:

You should use 'any' for most questions and negative sentences. (Also in "if-sentences")

'Some' is used in postive sentences.

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