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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
How many rules were you taught in this lesson?

In the following sentence should you use someone or anyone? Can ______ hear me?

Which sentence is correct?

Is this sentence correct?
I bought any flowers for my mother this morning.

Is the word somebody plural or singular?

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131 Comments on “English Grammar – SOME & ANY”

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i love this video , thanks! ;)it’s more clear now :)

Tuesday, April 26th 2011

    I couldn´t hear the lesson well; I think it was the recording volume; it needed to be turned up a bit more.

    You made a clear distinction between some and any James.

    Absorbing video in spite of the faulty volumen.

    Thursday, July 16th 2015

    Thx mr/James

    Monday, March 27th 2017

tnx james
your teahcing killing me\

Tuesday, April 26th 2011

Thanks a lot! The lesson was very useful:)

Tuesday, April 26th 2011

    What’s up mate? Regards from Евпатория =)

    Friday, March 30th 2012

good class,,but could you tell me what is the correct,,,is somebody there or is anybody there?

Tuesday, April 26th 2011

    anybody there i think.

    Friday, April 29th 2011

James, thank you for understandable lessons. can u explain me the difference between “to be in time” and “to be on time”?

Tuesday, April 26th 2011

    Hi Angela, James explained that topic in other lesson you must to looking for it, good luck.

    Tuesday, February 14th 2012

thank u james

Tuesday, April 26th 2011

Hi james,
nice lesson, but i can’t understand 2nd question. what it means

Tuesday, April 26th 2011

    The second question is now fixed. It was missing the sentence!

    Wednesday, April 27th 2011

Thanks James, it’s really good!

But I have some questions. First, I want you to explain the 2nd question. I answer that question correctly but I don’t know why? I thought the reason is that everyone doesn’t know how to answer. Therefore the answer is “any” :D. It doesn’t make sense! ^^.

Second, why we have 7 rules? I remember: positive (some); negative (any); offer/ ask –> expect yes (some); general ? (any); (if) idea/doesn’t matter; anyone, someone, anybody, somebody –> singular. Totally, there are 6 rules! Is this right, James?

Tuesday, April 26th 2011

    I’m agree only he showed us 6 rules.

    Tuesday, April 26th 2011

    I agree, qn 2 has sth wrong with it: 6 rules, I guess.

    Friday, July 6th 2012

Thanks Mr.J!!!!

Tuesday, April 26th 2011

Hi James….

good lesson over there


Wednesday, April 27th 2011

Hi, James!
I’ve got a question. Can I say: “If somebody wants to leave….” in the case when I know exactly who wants to leave but don’t want to say his/her name?

Wednesday, April 27th 2011

Thank you so much ^^

I’m waiting your new

Wednesday, April 27th 2011

We use have with the plural.I have is an exception , THEN WHY does we say ” have you eaten anything” . i this sentence has should have came. can you please mail me also , because i don’t find my comments again

Wednesday, April 27th 2011

Hello James…
I love your lessons hehehe
thank you :)

Wednesday, April 27th 2011

Thank you Mr.James

good lesson and good way to understanding

Mohamed Abdel Rahman

Wednesday, April 27th 2011


Wednesday, April 27th 2011


Thursday, April 28th 2011

I love this lesson. Could you please add more question? because I want to test myself more than this.

Thank you.

Thursday, April 28th 2011


Thursday, April 28th 2011

Hi James, you are always bring interesting lessons, make us love learning English. Could you please give us the lessons how to tell a story (may be a funny story) to our colleagues or friends ? this is very important when we talk with our friends

Thursday, April 28th 2011

Hey James … Thanks for help me, this video is fantastic … I had questions about this subject. But now I understood.

Thursday, April 28th 2011

Hi, James
I listen to you everyday because you have a strong american accent rispect your collegue english teachers. So sometimes I get lost and I don’t understand “any” steps of your speech, but I can understand the meaning of it, that is very useful for me because I need to learn american accent, thanks. But I wanna do a question…. Why do the English teachers in the world continue to teach grammar rules? In this way when we (pupils)speak we always think at the rules ….present perfect…no, present perfect continuous….now I have to put “any” (because negative sentence)…yes but it’s interrogative sentence with “would” so I have to put “some” ecc. We (pupils) won’t speack fluenty but in hiccup way. I answer corretly at all your questions on test-quiz, without knowing any rule (I made it before to look your video). So my suggest is… we should learn english like a baby who doesn’t know any rule but he can speaks corretly when you go at the first elementary school year, how?? listenig his parents, his brothers, his friends, listening everybody and relate with them. Sorry, it wasn’t my intention to teach someone something, I just wanted to exchange some opinions. Let me know something and sorry for my english.

Bye from Italy

Thursday, April 28th 2011

yes, very nice video James! thank you for the humor as well ^^ :D

Friday, April 29th 2011

You are doing good man.

Friday, April 29th 2011

Thx James :)

Friday, April 29th 2011

Dude you are such a good teacher but please don’t let me wrong I just want let you know something that will make you even better.
first: you speak too fast please try to speak more clear, second you jokk to much try to do less jokies. but belive me you are great.

Friday, April 29th 2011

    i agree…

    Saturday, April 30th 2011

Thanks James, But I don’t understand why it has 7 rules? I think it has 6 rules, hasn’t it?

Saturday, April 30th 2011

    i agree with u ..

    Saturday, April 30th 2011

thanks James , really very interesting lesson ..
go ahead ..

Saturday, April 30th 2011

    i agrea with you for every thing

    Monday, May 9th 2011

nice lesson i understand all the rules

Sunday, May 1st 2011


Dear James
Can you give examples/ a lesson on transitions, from a paragraph to another?

Or better yet can you make a series of lessons based on Essay writing?
Yours Sincerely

Monday, May 2nd 2011

good job teacher , god bless you

Wednesday, May 4th 2011

good job teacher

Wednesday, May 4th 2011

not bad for all!!!

Thursday, May 5th 2011

thank you james ,
I would like to ask you about something off-topic ..
..could you pleas explain grammar of non – finite verb !!!

Friday, May 6th 2011

I love this video about a gammar tha’s very interesting

Saturday, May 7th 2011

it is really intersting.. i hope my teacher sea your lesson for teach us like you

Monday, May 9th 2011

This is fantastic

Tuesday, May 10th 2011

Almost all the lessons in this series are very important. To be honest, I have no words to appreciate and thank the lecturers and the all the staff who have prepared these significant lessons.Thank you very much and wish you all, all success!

Wednesday, May 11th 2011

    Thanks to you, Kamal. I’m glad you find the lessons useful. Keep watching and please tell your friends about engVid if you think they would benefit too.

    Thursday, May 12th 2011


Wednesday, May 11th 2011

well organised and a good sense of humor thanks !!!

Wednesday, May 11th 2011

i need some help in grammer

Thursday, May 12th 2011

Thanks Sir James.

Thursday, May 12th 2011

Can you please make a video about these things

– the difference between “in spite of” and
“although”,which of these is more common?

– unless.

– words that contains with things like “up,down,over,in,up..etc” like
get over,get into,make up..etc
and what’s the difference in meaning.

– what does “getting into” and “getting along”
mean? and “I’m into it”?

– what’s the difference between “it’s hot”
and “it’s getting hot”?


Saturday, May 14th 2011

Thanks this videos are very important to learn english

Saturday, May 14th 2011

Thanks a lot IDOL! More power!

Monday, May 16th 2011

I am still a little confused but thanks anyway, it kind of helped me (: I love your teaching!

Saturday, May 21st 2011

It best the way for me to learn english and improve my english practice.

Monday, May 23rd 2011

Tnx this is an awesome lesson.

Tuesday, May 24th 2011

Thanks James

Thursday, May 26th 2011

Thanks for your sense of humor and lovely manner of teaching! This helps a lot!!!

Wednesday, June 8th 2011

    I agree with this pretty Russian girl

    Friday, September 7th 2012

thanks james
your method of teaching is nice

Monday, June 20th 2011

Sir, Thank you very much for your effort to teach us how to use correct grammar

Tuesday, June 21st 2011

I do not know, but I never score 100% in your class like I do on Ronnie, Rebecca and Alex Class??

Thursday, June 23rd 2011

It’s good video for me that help me to quick practice. My score is 3 mark

Monday, June 27th 2011

Hello James!
Thanks for such great lesson.That was perfect one.

Tuesday, June 28th 2011

Thx youuu

Wednesday, July 27th 2011

thank you teacher.its very good lesson

Wednesday, July 27th 2011

You are the best . thank you so much you help me alot God bless you

Thursday, August 11th 2011

anybody home!!!!
interesting and easy to get

Monday, August 22nd 2011

i think that mr teacher likes christian bale he he he

Monday, October 3rd 2011

i m very proud of you teacher,you are among the Best.

Friday, October 7th 2011

If anybody has any question,I could help.

Saturday, October 15th 2011

Thanks Mr. James
This is fantastic ^_^

Saturday, October 22nd 2011

But I wanna know which one is correct plz?
Does anybody know? o Is anybody know?

Sunday, December 11th 2011

hey want a english speaking partner to improve our speaking?

Thursday, December 15th 2011

thanks alot.
could u please more examples and write it on the board?

Saturday, March 3rd 2012

Very interesting

Thursday, March 15th 2012

thanks for the video online!

Monday, April 9th 2012

Thank for video:)

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

Thank you James! Your teach way makes me understanding English easier!

Friday, May 11th 2012

Thanks teacher james,useful class,i had lot of improve in my english!

Wednesday, May 16th 2012

Please explain about “any” in the following sentences: 1) Get any information you can about company´s loan history.
2) Please include any other information that you think would be relevant

Tuesday, May 29th 2012

You mentioned that ‘somebody, anybody’, etc. are singular, but I noticed that, elsewhere, they replace it with plural pronouns. And I’m talking about English native speakers.

Friday, July 6th 2012

Thank you very much for your excellent lesson. I have one question.How would that be understood if I used “any” instead of “some” offering something to somebody ? e.g Would you like any coffee? Does “any” change the meaning of this sentence a lot?

Tuesday, August 14th 2012

thanks a lot :) very usefull

Thursday, August 16th 2012

hi j how you doing can you please mill me your phone number i would like ask you question

Thursday, August 30th 2012

1st One is Wrong .. :'(

I didn’t watch the Video .. :D

80 … You got 4 correct out of 5

Thank you Sir …. :)

Monday, September 17th 2012

nahh I don’t like this lesson! the others lessons are good but this, I didn’t get the idea. you wanna be so funny and sometimes I don’ understand what you’re saying!

Wednesday, September 19th 2012

I think is good lessons because I remembed somethings

Thursday, September 27th 2012

Thanks :)

Monday, October 15th 2012

I’m pleased to know more about English lessons.not only this one but also others.thanks

Thursday, January 3rd 2013

2. In the following sentence should you use someone or anyone? Can ______ hear me?


I don’t understand because the correct answer is anyone. I expect a positive answer.. so for me is someone. Could you please explain this point?

Many thanks!

Thursday, April 25th 2013

Sorry you really need help your self you are not funny at all

Friday, May 17th 2013


Thursday, June 6th 2013

This is a very good video!

Thursday, June 6th 2013

Good video.Thanks for that.Learn and learn to infiniteness.

Monday, July 1st 2013

so so…. 60 %. In that moment when I just clicked understand that was another answer. But was late….. hahahahaha Not at all. Thanks

Friday, September 27th 2013


Monday, December 9th 2013

thank you :)

Tuesday, December 17th 2013


Friday, December 20th 2013

great video thanks alot

Monday, January 27th 2014

really really thank you very much

Tuesday, February 11th 2014

Thanks James….the general problem with me is that: I understand what you say in the video,but it’s difficult to speak with someone else ,and it’s difficult to write correct sentences.

Cristina from Greece….!!!!!!
But I understoond this lesson…now I have to do practice.

You are great teacher and you are funny (with the positive meaning)and I hope with your help to learn more…

Thursday, February 27th 2014

But, there are 6 rules.. On 7:03 !

Saturday, May 10th 2014

Words can’t express how much I appreciate what you did.

Tuesday, July 8th 2014


Saturday, August 16th 2014

thank you :)

Monday, August 18th 2014


Monday, August 25th 2014

Hi, James! Actually, there were 6 rules at first question=) could u fix that, please? Or it was Mr. E joke?)))

Thursday, August 28th 2014

Thank you very much for your lesson.

Tuesday, September 16th 2014

When do I use – Has someone seen my bag? and Has anyone seen my bag?
Which one is grammatically correct? Why? Please explain.

Thursday, January 22nd 2015

Hi James! How about if I Say hi everybody!. Is everybody PLURAL WORDS?

Wednesday, January 28th 2015

Thank you James.

Friday, May 29th 2015

great job ! well done

Monday, July 27th 2015

Very useful explanation, James! Thanks for your video.

Sunday, March 20th 2016

Anyway,Thanks James.

Thursday, April 28th 2016

Thank you teacher for this lesson :)

Saturday, May 7th 2016

Thank u for helping me to understand english

Saturday, October 22nd 2016

It was an interesting lesson, we have reviewed some basic rules about grammar and its exceptions, but I am going to watch it again to be sure of my learning. Thanks a lot, teacher James, a good performance.

Sunday, January 29th 2017

thx James

Tuesday, January 31st 2017

Oh James so sorry, You are one of the best teachers on ENgVid, but I couldn’t understand the obvious, then I failed in your test. I went to Rebecca lesson and my comprehension starts! Now I saw How ease and stupid thing was. Now I’m feeling good. Since the failed the simple test, I brought more determination to understand what I need to learn. Thanks, thanks for every teacher on EngVid. Don’t notice my grammar mistakes, but feel great
that I move on again. Regards Lydia

Thursday, April 13th 2017

i need more explanation of using anyone, anybody and someone and somebody what are they different?

Tuesday, March 6th 2018


Saturday, May 5th 2018

Great lesson, but I’m still confused with regard to following sentence which I’ve found in my exercises:

“I apologize for causing any embarrassment.”

Is this correct? Why or why not? Can you advise?

Saturday, June 23rd 2018

You got 3 correct out of 5.

Thursday, August 16th 2018

thank you very much.

Friday, November 9th 2018

I got 2 out of 5. I presume the lesson was over my head. Thanks James.

Wednesday, August 21st 2019

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