We use some for a number or an amount of something. The exact amount or number is not important.
- · You need some oranges.
- · We've got some apples today.
- · There are some children in the park.
Some replaces a/an in sentences with plural nouns:
- · There is a library in the town.
- · There are some libraries in the town.
Some is replaced by any to form questions and negatives.
- · I have got some oranges. (Positive)
- · Do you have any oranges? (Question)
- · I haven't got any oranges. (Negative)
- · There are some hotels in the town. (Positive)
- · Are there any hotels in the town? (Question)
- · There aren't any hotels in the town. (Negative)
We use some in questions when we ask for something.
- · Can I have some big oranges?
- · Can I borrow some money?
When we offer something to someone:
- · Would you like some tea?
- · Do you want some juice with your breakfast?