When some is used to modify a number, it is almost always a round number
but because some is slightly more emphatic than about or approximately it is occasionally used with a more exact number in an intensive function.
When some is used without a number, most commentators feel that somewhat is to be preferred. Their advice is an oversimplification, however; only when some modifies an adjective, usually a comparative, will somewhat always substitute smoothly. When some modifies a verb or adverb, and especially when it follows a verb, substitution of somewhat may prove awkward.
Examples of some in a Sentence
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