Presentation on theme: "Some [determiner and pronoun] indicates an indefinite quantity of something: I’d like some bread, please. · Let me give you some advice. · The peaches."— Presentation transcript:
Some [determiner and pronoun] indicates an indefinite quantity of something: I’d like some bread, please. · Let me give you some advice. · The peaches looked nice, so I bought one. Grammar patterns 1. some + plural or uncountable noun. e.g. There are some more cups on the top shelf. 2. Would you like/do you want, etc. + some. e.g. Shall I order some drinks? 3. some + of + NP. e.g. Some of the seats were empty. 4. some + countable noun. e.g. I read it in some newspaper.
some Collocations Some abstract uncountable nouns that follow some are: information, advice, accommodation, evidence, experience, help, knowledge, news, progress, research, success, work. e.g. I need some information about buses, please. Some common concrete uncountable nouns that follow some are: money, furniture, software, traaffic as well as lots of foods and drinks. e.g. meat, chicken, cheese, rice, bread, water, wine, coffee, sugar,, and milk. e.g. We bought some new furniture for the front room.
some Set phrases some kind of …/some […] or other. e.g. She works in some kind of office some more = an extra amount of something. e,g. The fruit salad is delicious. ~Would you like some more? Some time = a fairly long period of time. e.g. He lived in China for some time.