Which One Is Correct: SOMETHING or ANYTHING?

Would you answer my question?

I found a question in an English textbook.

"Do you tell me (something/anything) about families?"

I thought "anything" was correct, because "any" is used in question.
But "something" was the correct answer in the book.

Why was "something" correct?


You are right that as a general rule "any" is usually used in questions, rather than "some."

But not always.

In some cases you would want to use "some" instead.

Here is a very good explanation on the subject:

Something vs. Anything

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