Sports Idioms

America is slowly coming around to enjoying soccer (or football, as the rest of the world calls it), but the three dominant sports remain football (American football, that is), baseball, and basketball. The American sports world is busy right now. College football just wrapped up with Clemson University surprising everyone by beating the University of Alabama to win the national championship. The New England Patriots are preparing to play the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII, with Tom Brady appearing in his record 9th Super Bowl. The NBA is approaching the All Star Break, and college basketball is little more than a month away from March Madness. Baseball, commonly called America’s past time, gets started in less than 3 weeks, with pitchers and catchers reporting for Spring Training in Florida and Arizona to prepare for the upcoming season.


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The words some and any can be used when someone does not have the ability, need, or desire to specify a number or an exact amount. For example:

I ate four bananas for breakfast this morning. 

I ate some bananas for breakfast this morning. 


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