Some and Any

Read through the rules explanations and examples, do the quick exercises that follow.

Drag and Drop Exercises:
Some or Any Exercise 1
Some or Any Exercise 2
Some or Any Exercise 3

Also See:

Some vs Any Exercise 2
Some / Any Compound Forms


It is used in affirmative sentences.
Sometimes it is also used in questions. (Who wants some tea?)


It is used in questions and negative sentences.

some + uncountable nounssome + plural nouns

any + uncountable nounsany + plural nouns


There are some chairs outside.
There is some juice in the fridge.
There aren't any apricots.
There isn't any chocolate.
Are there any apples?
Is there any butter?

Quick Exercise

A. Fill in the blanks with some or any.

1. There are socks on the couch.

2. There is coffee in the jar.

3. Are there books for beginners?

4. There aren't English books.

5. I want tea.

6. I haven't got money.

7. Has Alan got friends?

B. Convert from one form to another as in the examples below.

a. There are some girls in the theater. (?)
Are there any girls in the theater?

b. Is there any water in the bottle? (+)
There is some water in the bottle.

8. Are there any beaches in Florida? (+)

9. There are some plants in the garden. (?)

10. Have you got any money? (-)

11. Is there any rice on the plate? (+)

12. There is some sugar in the tea. (-?)

13. There aren't any books on the shelves. (+)

14. There are some candles on the cake. (?)

15. There is some dirt on the floor. (-)

Correctness =
Correct answers:



What’s New on GrammarBank:

  1. Irrelevant Sentences in Paragraph Exercises

    Apr 21, 18 02:55 PM

    GrammarBank - Identify the irrelevant sentences in the given passages. Prepare to exams like TOEFL, IELTS, KET, PET reading skills preparation

  2. Closest in Meaning Exercises - ESL EFL

    Apr 21, 18 02:54 PM

    Find the sentences that are closest in meaning exercises help ESL EFL students improve their reading and understanding skills and prepare for exams such as TOEFL, IELTS, PET, KET, BEC Preliminary...

  3. Reading Comprehension Worksheets K12 - ESL - TOEFL - IELTS

    Apr 21, 18 02:52 PM

    Improve your reading comprehension skills while learning new facts from interesting passages. ESL, TOEFL, IELTS, 2nd 3rd 4th 5th grade, K12 readings

  4. Sentence Completion Exercises - GrammarBank

    Apr 21, 18 02:51 PM

    Prepare for major tests such as GRE, SAT etc. English sentence completion exercises to practice your English and prepare for exams

  5. Essay Writing Tips

    Apr 21, 18 02:48 PM

    Tips on essay writing; introduction, thesis, body paragraphs and conclusion checklist. Sample essay format and outline, printable MLA format, proofreading, plagiarism, citing quotations...

  6. Crossword and WordSerch For Kids / ESL

    Apr 21, 18 02:46 PM

    English teaching games, printable crossword and wordsearch vocabulary activities for kids, preschoolers or older ESL students.

  7. Elementary Tests - PET / KET Practice

    Apr 21, 18 02:44 PM

    Basic English test questions for those who are just learning English, prepare for exams like KET, PET or ESL

  8. Verb Tenses Chart - GrammarBank

    Apr 21, 18 02:42 PM

    Verb tenses timeline with explanations and example sentences - Simple tenses, progressive tenses, perfect tenses

  9. Multiple Choice Grammar Quizzes - GrammarBank

    Apr 21, 18 02:40 PM

    Printable & Online multiple choice grammar quiz questions with answers for teachers and students-- 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, ESL students

  10. English Grammar Exercises - GrammarBank

    Apr 21, 18 02:37 PM

    Printable & Online grammar exercises for ESL, EFL, K12 level - 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade elementary school level