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English definition of “some”


determiner (UNKNOWN AMOUNT)    /sʌm, səm/
A1 an amount or number of something that is not stated or not known ; a part of something: There's some cake in the kitchen if you'd like it. Here's some news you might be interested in. We've been having some problems with our TV over the last few weeks . Could you give me some idea of when the building work will finish ? I've got to do some more work before I can go out.Some and quite Grammar:SomeSome is a determiner and a pronoun.Grammar:Some as a determinerWe use some before nouns to refer to indefinite quantities. Although the quantity is not important or not defined, using some implies a limited quantity:Grammar:Some as a pronounWe use some as a pronoun (i.e. without a noun following) when the noun is understood:Grammar:Some ofGrammar:Some: typical errorsGrammar:Some and anyWe use some and any in different types of clauses.
(Definition of some determiner (UNKNOWN AMOUNT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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