Spot the Errors - English (MCQ) for Bank, MBA, CAT, MAT, GMAT, SSC for Q. 26363

Q.  He does not have (1)  / some money (2)  / to buy a new (3)  / printing machine. (4)  / No Error (5)
- Published on 17 Jan 17

a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4
e. 5

ANSWER: 2
 
Replace 'some' with 'any'.

'Any' is used in negative sentences. 'Some' is mostly used in affirmative/ positive sentences.

The correct sentence should be: He does not have any money to buy a new printing machine.

Use of 'Some' and 'Any'

'Some' is used as follows:

(i) With countable nouns where it means - little, a small quantity.
(ii) In a question which shows some respect.

e.g. There is some water in the bottle.

Will you have some milk?

Some of the students were absent yesterday.

Will you buy some fruit for me?

Note: Some is not used in negative sense but it can be used in questions of negative nature.

e.g. Didn't I give you some money yesterday?

Can't you spare some time for work?

'Any' is used as follows:

(i) In negative sentence
(ii) In interrogative sentence
(iii) After 'hardly, 'scarcely', 'barely', 'if'.

e.g. I have hardly any money.

Are there any boys in your school?

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