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@Tony C posted:

So in other words, if the sentence is neither positive or negative, for example where it implies uncertain, it could lean both ways, then we use "any" similar to my question. Am I correct. Other example: e.g. I am not sure whether I have anything to eat at home. Instead of "something".

"any" is more usual in questions, but when you expect an affirmative answer, you can use "some": https://dictionary.cambridge.o...grammar/some-and-any

@Tony C posted:

What do you mean by compound?

"any"-compounds are words containing "any," like anybody, anyone, anything, anywhere.

"some"-compounds are words containing "some," like somebody, someone, something, somewhere.

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