Do you need some or any help ?

claude23

Banned
FRANCE
Hi,


I heard peole saying do you need any help ? but i thought the correct way of saying is was do you need some help ?

Which one is correct ?


Thank you,

Claude.
 
  • Brioche

    Senior Member
    Australia English
    claude23 said:
    Hi,


    I heard peole saying do you need any help ? but i thought the correct way of saying is was do you need some help ?

    Which one is correct ?


    Thank you,

    Claude.
    The normal usage of "some" and "any" in questions is:

    If the questioner is expecting the answer to be Yes, she will use "some".

    If the questioner has no expectations about whether the answer will be Yes or No, she will use "any".
     
    < Previous | Next >
    Top