Generally used when referencing multiple items or instances.
- Out of all these research articles I’m sifting through, some are actually relevant.
Compared to “some are”, “some is” is less common in sentences, but can be used when addressing uncountable or singular nouns.
- Some of my professor’s feedback is genuinely helpful.
- I tested the samples, and some of the solution is acidic.
Here are some real examples of “some are” and “some is” we can find on the web.
The government auctions thousands of motor vehicles each year. Some are government-owned and are in prime condition. Others the government seized and may need many repairs.
Unlike workers in the private sector, not all State and local employees are covered by Social Security. Some are covered only by their public retirement pension program; some are covered by both public pensions and Social Security; and some are covered by Social Security only.
These acids fall to the Earth either as wet precipitation (rain, snow, or fog) or dry precipitation (gas and particulates). Some are carried by the wind, sometimes hundreds of miles.
Stir food in the middle of heating. Follow package directions for commercially prepared frozen food; some are not designed to be stirred while heating.
A pan of water is heated to boiling and some of the water is boiled away. Do separate energy bar charts for each stage of the process.
Some of the gas is able to rise through permeable matter, such as porous rock, and eventually dissipate into the atmosphere.
Some of your information is also known as special category data which is more sensitive, and we have to look after it more carefully.