|- We use some as a determiner. It is used when it is not important to say exactly how much/many we are thinking of and often suggests an indefinite quantity or number.|
a. I need some fresh flowers.
b. Would you like some coffee?
|- It usually has a “weak” pronunciation before (adjective +) noun when some has indefinite meaning.|
|- Some is most common in affirmative clauses with this meaning and in questions with expect or encourage the answer “Yes.”. In other cases, any is generally used.|
a. Did you meet any of your relatives on holiday?
He hasn’t got any respect.
b. There are some people at the back yard.
Do you mind if I put some lights on?
|- Some usually suggests the idea of an indefinite (but not very large) quantity or number with an uncountable or plural noun. We do not usually some when some when there is no idea of a limited quantity or number.|
a. I like plants. no idea of number
b. I picked some flowers from the plants I planted last year. no idea of number
c. Bring some food in case we get hungry.
d. My cousin requested for some food for the orphans.