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|Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 1:13 pm Post subject: The Answer
Let's break these up into groups.
"Some" and "any" - "Any" is used in questions and negative answers, and "some" is used in positive answers. For example:
"Do you have any pencils?"
"Yes, I have some (pencils)."
"No, I don't have any (pencils)."
"A" and "an" are indefinite articles that we use to indicate ONE of something, but not a specific one. "A" is used before a noun (or adjective) that begins with a consonant, whereas "an" is used before a noun (or an adjective) that begins with a vowel. T Some examples:
-a red apple
-an old man
"Many" is used with countable nouns, while "much" is used with uncountable nouns. For example:
"I have many books. (Notice that we have the plural form of "book".)
"I have much money. (We don't say "monies" here - we know this sentence means that we have many bills and coins.)
I hope this helps anyone who needs it![/list]
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