use "Some" and "Any" to talk about an indefinite quantity
Compare: There are two birds in the tree /
there are some birds in the tree
- we normally use "some"
in affirmative sentences.
There are some
birds in the tree
There is some milk in the fridge
- Some + countable noun in
- Some+ uncountable noun
I have got some sugar
in the cupboard
I have got some books about history.
We normally use Some not Any
a. when we offer things.
Would you like some water?
b. when we ask for things Can I have some
- we normally use "any"
in negative and interrogative sentences.
There aren't any birds in the
Are there any birds in the tree?
- Any + countable noun in
- Any+ uncountable noun
I haven't got any sugar in the
Have you got any books about history?