I want to know which of the two questions is correct:

1. Is there any orange?

Is there some orange?

TEKO071. Is there any orange?

Not quite. You need a place.

Is there any orange in the dress? (Does the dress have any color that is orange?)

Is there some orange? (You are looking for some orange-colored lipstick and ask the beautician because all you can see was red and pink.)

Your sentences do not refer to the fruit. They refer to the color.


Context for "any":

When you do not know what fruits are in the basket.

Are there any oranges/Is there any orange in the basket?

Context for "some":

I have enough of apples and mangoes. Are there some oranges too?

(Here, the context is understood)

P.S: I think there could be many other contexts for either of them.

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vsureshAre there any oranges/Is there any orange in the basket?

"Is there any orange in the basket?" is good English, but it is extremely rare (read "not possible") in my East Coast US dialect. That would be covered by "Are there any oranges …?", or by "Is there an orange …?" if we expect there to be only one.

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