Some Important Information
Use of Some and Any
'Some' is used with count and noncount nouns in positive
There is some news for the bell person.
There is some thought behind our ordering and purchase procedures.
There are some special occasions that require a liquor license.
There are some tried and true methods for weight reduction.
Use 'any' with both count and noncount nouns in negative
There isn't any water in storage.
There aren't any menu items that we haven't discounted.
Use 'any' with both count and noncount nouns in questions.
Is there any note left by management about alcohol sales?
Are there any suitcases lost during hotel operations?
Compound Words with 'Any' and 'Some'
Many compound nouns are constructed with 'any' and 'some'
somebody -- anybody
someone -- anyone
something -- anything
somewhere -- anywhere
Use the same rules as 'any' and 'some' with these compound nouns. Use compound nouns with 'any-' in negative sentences and questions. Use compounds nouns with 'some-' in positive sentences.
Is there anyone who enjoys talking to salespersons?
Jack wants the canning facility to be built somewhere in France.
There is nothing wrong with the vacation plan.
Is there anyone who doesn't use a guest check service?
NOTE: 'somebody - someone' and 'anybody - anyone' are synonymous and can be used interchangeably.