Some and Any Exercises (With Printable PDF)

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Candace Osmond

Candace Osmond studied Advanced Writing & Editing Essentials at MHC. She’s been an International and USA TODAY Bestselling Author for over a decade. And she’s worked as an Editor for several mid-sized publications. Candace has a keen eye for content editing and a high degree of expertise in Fiction.

English grammar can be confusing for non-native English speakers. In this guide, I will provide some exercises to help improve your understanding of “some” and “any.” I’ve also created a printable PDF for you to use as a reference. I hope you find these exercises helpful!

When to Use “Some” and “Any”

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The words “some” and “any” are used to describe a quantity, but there’s an important distinction between the two. “Some” refers to a specific group or quantity, while “any” can be used either to describe a specific group or quantity or to refer to all group members.

For example, if you say, “I need some apples,” you are referring to a specific number of apples. In contrast, if you say, “Can I have any apples?,” you are either referring to all the available apples or a specific number of apples, depending on the context.

Here are some more examples of how these words can be used:

  • Some of the cookies were missing from the jar. (Referring to a specific number)
  • I’d like to try some of your cookies. (Referring to a specific number)
  • Do we have any milk left? (Referring to all the milk)
  • Is there any way we can correct this at all? (Referring to all the possible ways)
Some vs. Any Exercise #1

Some vs. Any Exercise #1

Fill the gaps below using “some” or “any.”
Example: _____ people criticize Annie for her decision.
Answer: Some

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Some vs. Any Exercise #2

Some vs. Any Exercise #2

Choose the right word for the provided blanks:

_____ of the locals claim there is a witch living in the wood.
Your parcel should arrive ____ day now!
If this day gets _____ crazier, I might need a vacation.
Can we get together _____ time tomorrow?
______ people never change, and there isn’t anything we can do about it.
I know I speak in riddles, and that sounds very strange to ______.
I refuse to believe _____ of you had anything to do with this!
Is there ____ chance Tom and Anna might get back together?
If you’re hungry, I left ______ money for you on the table.
_____ help you turned out to be!
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Some vs. Any Exercise #3

Some vs. Any Exercise #3

Pick the incorrect sentences below.

Check the box:
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