Gram­mar

Us­ing “some” and “any”

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A five-star re­sort ho­tel is soon go­ing to open on a small Caribbean is­land. Jus­tine, the man­ager, is talk­ing to Cyn­thia, the HR direc­tor.

Jus­tine: We’re look­ing for some 200 peo­ple al­to­gether, right? Have you re­ceived

any in­ter­est­ing ap­pli­ca­tions?

Cyn­thia: Yes, plenty. Some of the more in­ter­est­ing ap­pli­ca­tions are from peo­ple we know — that’s this pile here.

Jus­tine: Good. We’ll hire any can­di­date who’s worked for our group be­fore — if they’re suit­able, that is.

Cyn­thia: The sec­ond pile — that’s peo­ple who have some ex­pe­ri­ence work­ing in the ho­tel in­dus­try. And the third pile — these are all lo­cals. Hardly any have qual­i­fi­ca­tions, apart from run­ning

some stall on the beach or the like. On the plus side, they wouldn’t need any ac­com­mo­da­tion.

Jus­tine: Ex­actly. And it’s im­por­tant that the lo­cals feel they’re get­ting some­thing out of it, too. Speak­ing of which: would you like some mauby?

Cyn­thia: I’d love some, thanks. Mm, this tastes de­li­cious. Could I have some more?

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