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1. I don't like some books.
2. I don't like some of the books.

3. I don't eat some food.
4. I don't eat some of the food.

5. I don't buy some items.
6. I don't buy some of the items.

7. I don't know some boys.
8. I don't know some of them.
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I have listed sentences containing 'some' in a negative sentence. Are they all grammatical? According to some grammar books, it is said that 'some' should not be used in a negative sentence. Is this correct? Can we use 'some' in a negative sentence?

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    All of these pairs of sentences are fine. They don't mean exactly the same thing, but they are all correct.

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