Are there any ...?

Nurja

Senior Member
Spanish- Spain
Good morning,

My question is the following: i've read many times we use any in questions with there is/are there was/were. But do you as natives sometimes often some?

For example, would you say: were there some drinks at your party? or can we only say: Were there any drinks at your party?

My doubts rise from the fact that in some questions we can use SOME and I wanted to know if there's any possibility of doing that when using there is/are.

Thanks for you help.
 
  • Caitlin234

    Senior Member
    U.S., English
    You could say, "Were there some drinks at your party?" I would leave out "some," though and write it one of these two ways:

    "Were there drinks at your party?" (Omit "some" entirely.)

    OR

    "Were there any drinks at your party?"

    I hope this helps!

    ~ Caitlin
     

    Nurja

    Senior Member
    Spanish- Spain
    Thank you Caitlin!
    I guesss I know what you mean: it 's possible to use some in those type of questions but it sounds ackward.

    Nurja
     
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