Numerical Approximation Using Some

  • Curt Anderson


In this paper I investigate a use of the English determiner some with numerals, as in twenty-some. This kind of construction has an approximative interpretation, where it is interpreted as denoting a number within a range. Some cannot modify all numerals, with constraints that depend on the syntactic structure of the numeral. I draw parallels between this construction and epistemic indefinites, and provide an analysis based on existing analyses of Spanish algún. 
How to Cite
Anderson, C. (1). Numerical Approximation Using Some. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 19, 54-70. Retrieved from