“I have some free-time this weekend. If you want, we can go out and get some beers – or we could just stay at home and get drunk while we watch some really badly over-dubbed kick-ass 70’s Kung Fu Movie. Do any of those ideas sound good to you?”
In the example sentence above…
The “Some” which is referring to the Un-CountableNoun, “Free-Time” is referring to an un-specific amount.
The “Some” which is referring to the CountableNoun, “Beers” is referring to an un-specific number.
The “Some” which is referring to the CountableNoun “Movie” (or – more-specifically – the Noun-Phrase, “really badly over-dubbed kick-ass 70’s Kung-Fu Movie”) is referring to an un-specified one…
The word, “Any” – which referring to the CountableNoun, “ideas” is referring to All of them… (Read on for clarification of that)
The word, “Any” is also a Quantifier, and is used in a very similar way. It also can be used with both Countable and Un-CountableNouns, in order to refer to an un-specified and can refer to:
(All & None are essentially used in the same way. It is merely a matter of either a positive or negative amount of the thing in-reference.)
All of these possibilities above are also, referring to an un-specific amount or un-specified “individual” or “type” of that Noun(Countable or Un-Countable).
“Well… first of all, I’m not sure if I have any money to go out. But, I have plenty of Kung-Fu movies in my library which I haven’t watched recently. Any movie from before “Enter The Dragon” would be good. I can’t stand any of the stuff that came out after that.”
“As far as beer, anything you want to drink is fine by me, as long as it’s not Pilsner. After almost ten years of living in Eastern Europe, I can’t drink that shit anymore.”
In those example sentences…
The “Any” which is referring to the Un-Countable-Noun, “Money” is referring to some or any of it(in an negative sense).
The “Any” which is referring to the Countable-Noun, “Movie” can be referring to an un-specified one or every one of them from that category.
The “Any” which is referring to the Un-Countable-Noun, “Stuff” – which is actually in-reference to the Countable-Noun, “Movie” is referring to all of them.
The word, “Anything” is merely a compound–word, made from the word, “Any” and the non-specific Countable-Noun, “Thing” and is referring to all of a specific group(made by the exclusion of the particular type within that group).
The word, “Anymore” is merely a compound-word, made from the word, “Any” and the Adjective, “More” – which is, here, used in reference to the Un-CountableNoun “Time”. Though the word, “Time” is not stated, it is implied by the phrase in a negative way and therefore falls under the classification of all of that thing(time).
“Yeah… Now, That’s More Like It!!!”
Have An Excellent Day!
(And Pass Me One Of Those Delicious Looking IPAs!!!)