THEORY

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What’s Up With “A” and “An”?

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ACTIVITY

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4 exercises indefinite article + some
Level: elementary
Age: 5-100

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Try to fill the gaps with: A or An I have
send it yesterday but it just disappear.
That´s why I send it again. I hope It´s OK.
Level: elementary
Age: 4-8

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LOOK AND WRITE A OR AN
Level: Choose
Age: 5-9

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Level: elementary Age: +8
Description:
Reading text in which students
have to fill in the missing
articles (a/an/the).
There are also 5 multiple
choice questions to test
reading comprehension

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A or An
An online exercise to practise
the use of articles.
Level: elementary
Age: 5-12

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Level: elementary
Age: +8
Description:
An exercise to practise choosing
the correct article.

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This online quiz will help students review
and further parctise the indefinite
articles: a & an
Level: elementary
Age: 9-100

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Level: intermediate
Age: 11-14
Description:
3 exercises to practise the definite article.
1)Choose the correct option with or without ´the´
2)Fill in ´the´ where necessary
3) Choose the correct word

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Level: intermediate
Age: +12
Description:
a quiz about articles.



Some / any


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  • external image lapi Any se usa en frases
  • -interrogativas--negativas -ningun,ninguna,ningunas,ningunos, external image lapiSome y any significan: -alguno.alguna.algunos,algunas,
  • external image lapiSome se usa para frases afirmativas.
  • -alguno.alguna.algunos,algunas


Positive Clauses
In positive clauses, we usually use some.
Example:I have bought some bread. (He comprado un poco de pan.)
I have bought some apples. (He comprado algunas manzanas.)
> some
  • Para frases Afirmativas
> any
  • Para frases Interrogativas y Negativas
        • external image lapi Para el plural
        • In negative clauses, we use any. Note, however, that any alone is not a negative - it must be not ... any
        • Example:I have not bought any bread. (No he comprado ningún pan.)
        • I have not bought any apples.
  • There are some pencils
> Hay algunos lápices
  • Are there any pencils?
> ¿Hay algunos lápices?
> There aren't any pencils
> No hay ningunos lápices
        • external image lapi Para los incontables singulares
> Have you got any milk?
> ¿Tienes leche ?
> Have you got any water?
> ¿Tienes agua?
> You haven't got any sugar
> Tu no tienes azúcar
        • external image lapiComo se ve, a veces en español no es necesario traducirlos, aunque su uso sea más frecuente en inglés

Questions

Compound Words with some & any
Some & any can also be part of compound words such as:
  • something / anything
  • someone / anyone
  • somewhere / anywhere
Note that some & any have to be used with a noun while compound words with some & any can stand on their own.
Example:I have bought some bread.I have bought something.
However, some and any need not stand directly before the noun. Sometimes, the noun appears somewhere before some or any and is not repeated. So if you are not sure whether to use some or something for example, check if there is a noun in the sentence that you can place after some.
Example:I do not have to buy bread. Rachel has already bought some [bread].
Exceptions
Positive Clauses with Any
We usually use some in positive clauses. But after never, without, hardly, we use any.
Example:We never go anywhere.She did her homework without any help.There’s hardly anyone here.
Also in if clauses, we usually use any.
Example:If there is anything to do, just call me.
Questions with Some
We usually use any in questions. But if we expect or want the other to answer ‚yes‘, we use some.
Example:Have you got any brothers and sisters?
→ some people have brothers or sisters, others don't - we cannot expect the answer to be ‚yes‘
Would you like some biscuits?
→ we offer something and want to encourage the other to say ‚ja‘

Exercises on Some and Any

Mixed Exercises

Exercises with Exceptions


More exercices
          • Ejercicios on line
            Ejercicios on line
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          • Ejercicios para imprimir
            Ejercicios para imprimir
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