Some / any

The words some and any are used for countable and uncountable nouns. In general, we could say that some means a few / a little and any means none in negative clauses or a few / a little in questions.

Positive Clauses

In positive clauses, we usually use some

Negative Clauses 

In negative clauses, we use any.

Note, however, that any alone is not a negative - it must be not ... any

Some / any can also be part of compound words such as:

  • something / anything
  • someone / anyone
  • somewhere / anywhere