Difference between some and any -Explained

Difference between some and anyDifference between some and any

There is a huge difference between some and any. The words some and any are quantifiers. The word some is used with uncountable noun when the implication of a statement is positive.

For Example

I have some friends in India.

I want to have some drinking water.

I have some knowledge about Bollywood films.

I will watch the film when I find some time.


The word any is used with uncountable noun when the implication of a statement is negative.

For Example

I don’t have any friend in India.

I don’t want anything to drink.

I don’t have any knowledge about Bollywood films.

I don’t watch any sports.



The words some and any can be used in a sentence without a noun if the meaning of the sentence is clear.

For Example

I don’t want a drink but I think John wants some.  (drink)

John had too many drinks, but I did not take any. (drink)


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