Grammar 2-13 | False Beginner | CEFR A1

Any - Some - No

Listen to four short conversations using quanifiers.

Conversation 1

A: Do you have any paper?
B: I have some, but not much.
A: How much do you have?
B: I have about 10 sheets of paper.
A: That is plenty. I just need five sheets.
B: OK, here you go.

Conversation 2

C: Do we have any eggs?
F: We have some. Maybe three eggs.
C: OK, and do we have any cheese?
F: No, we don’t have any cheese.
C: Oh, that’s too bad. I want to make an omelet.
F: Well, I can go to the store and buy some.
C: No, that’s OK. I’ll just have toast.

Conversation 3

E: Care for some coffee?
H: I would love some.
E: Cream or sugar?
H: No sugar, but I’ll take a little cream please!
E: Oh, you know what, we don’t have any cream. Is milk OK?
H: That’s fine.

Conversation 4

D: What did you get for lunch?
K: I bought some stuff to make sandwiches.
D: Did you buy any potato chips?
K: No, I did not. I did not see any.
D: That’s. We have some pretzels.
K: That will work.

Basic Quantifiers - Grammar Focus

Point 1: Singular nouns use an article before the noun. One can replace the noun.

(Q) Do you have a car?
(A) Yes, I have a car.
(A) Yes, I have one.
(N) No, I don't have a car.
(N) No, I don't have one.

Point 2: Uncountable nouns use any and some before the noun. Any and some can replace the noun.

(Q) Do you have any paper?
(A) Yes, I have some paper.
(A) Yes, I have some.
(N) No, I don't have any paper
(N) No, I don't have any .

Point 3: Countable plural nouns use any and some before the noun. Any and some can replace the noun.

(Q) Do you have any books?
(A) Yes, I have some books.
(A) Yes, I have some.
(N) No, I don't have any books.
(N) No, I don't have any.
(N) I have no books.

Point 4: For negative statements, all forms can use no to replace the determiner.

(N) There is not a park in town.
(N) There is no park in town.
(N) I don't have any time.
(N) I have no time.
(N) I don't have any international friends.
(N) I have no international friends.

Answer the following questions about the interview.

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