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some

adjective [not gradable]  us   /sʌm, səm/

some adjective [not gradable] (UNKNOWN AMOUNT)

having an amount or number that is not known or not stated, or being a part of something: Let’s get some work done. Some stories he wrote were made into movies.

some adjective [not gradable] (PERSON OR THING)

used to refer to a person or thing when you cannot say exactly who or what it is: Some jerk backed into my car in the parking lot. There’s got to be some way out of here.

some

adverb [not gradable]  us   /sʌm, səm/

some adverb [not gradable] (APPROXIMATELY)

(used in front of a number) approximately; about: Some 200 people applied for the job.

some

pronoun  us   /sʌm, səm/

some pronoun (UNKNOWN AMOUNT)

an amount or number that is not known or stated: If you want more spaghetti, please take some. I like some of the people in my class. Some can also mean some people: Some have compared him to President Kennedy.Note: In negative sentences, you use "any" or "no" instead of "some." In questions, you usually use "any" instead of "some."
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