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English definition of “some”


A1   strong /sʌm/   weak /səm/   an amount or number of something that is not stated or not known ; a part of something: If you need more paper then just take some. "Would you like to have dinner with us?" "No thanks , I've already had some." Some of you here have already met Imran. Have some of this champagne - it's very good.Some and quite some people : Some have compared his work to Picasso's.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 pronoun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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